Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"Antonin Scalia: Devout Christian, Worldly Judge"
Some reflections of mine on Justice Scalia--his faith and judicial philosophy--at Christianity Today. Admiring, with some criticism. The final paragraph:
In end, however, Justice Scalia was a prophet, like many of the great dissenters in the Court’s history (he will rank with Oliver Wendell Holmes among the greatest). And prophecy involves ringing tones and stark terms; it is hard to combine those with qualifiers that charitably give the other side every benefit of the doubt. Justice Scalia lost many battles on the Court, and some of his positions will become even less popular over time. But many of his words will ring with prophetic power for generations to come.