The Unexpected Scalia : A Conservative Justice's Liberal Opinions
Dorsen, David M.
Cambridge Univ Pr 2017/06
377 p. 24 cm
Justice Scalia was an important and divisive force in the United States, and his recent death has prompted widespread interest in his legal opinions. The unique point of view presented in this book, written by a personal friend, will attract considerable attention, from both scholars of politics and the general public.
Table of Contents
Introduction - what is liberal?; Part I. Scalia's Judicial Philosophy: 1. The Confirmation hearings; 2. Scalia's principles of decision making; Part II. Scalia's Conservative Constitutional Opinions: 3. First and Second Amendments; 4. Constitutional criminal procedure; 5. Privacy and individual rights; 6. Government power and regulation; Part III. Scalia's Liberal Constitutional Opinions: 7. First Amendment - freedom of speech and more; 8. Fourth Amendment - search and seizure; 9. Fifth Amendment - criminal applications; 10. Sixth Amendment - right to trial by jury; 11. Sixth Amendment - confrontation clause; 12. Sixth Amendment - right to counsel; 13. Seventh Amendment - right to jury trial; 14. Habeas Corpus; 15. Separation of powers and Federalism; 16. Commerce clause and other provisions; Part IV. Scalia's Conflicted Constitutional Opinions: 17. Political speech; 18. Antiabortion demonstrations; 19. Free exercise of religion; 20. Punitive damages; 21. Peremptory challenges; Part V. Originalism Reconsidered: 22. Fundamentals reconsidered - textualism and originalism; 23. Fundamentals reconsidered - other doctrines; 24. Conservative opinions reconsidered - individual rights; 25. Conservative opinions reconsidered - other; 26. Liberal opinions reconsidered; 27. Conflicted opinions reconsidered; Part VI. Scalia's Nonconstitutional Opinions: 28. Four Liberal special cases; 29. Liberal criminal statutory opinions; 30. Liberal civil statutory opinions; 31. Conservative statutory opinions; Part VII. Finale: 32. The other originalist justice; 33. Conclusion.