Speaking at Princeton November 9 on My Book on Justice Scalia’s Legacy

Princeton Program in Law and Public Affairs:

The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption

Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date:
Fri, 11/09/2018 – 12:00pm
Location:
Robertson Hall, Bowl 16
Audience:
Princeton University Community: Faculty, Fellows, Students, Staff
Public

book coverMembers of the Princeton community receive priority; members of the public are welcome if space is available. Lunch is provided.

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Please join us for a lunchtime book talk with Rick Hasen, to discuss The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.

From Yale University Press: “Engaging but caustic and openly ideological, Antonin Scalia was among the most influential justices ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. In this fascinating new book, legal scholar Richard L. Hasen assesses Scalia’s complex legacy as a conservative legal thinker and disruptive public intellectual.  The left saw Scalia as an unscrupulous foe who amplified his judicial role with scathing dissents and outrageous public comments. The right viewed him as a rare principled justice committed to neutral tools of constitutional and statutory interpretation. Hasen provides a more nuanced perspective, demonstrating how Scalia was crucial to reshaping jurisprudence on issues from abortion to gun rights to separation of powers. A jumble of contradictions, Scalia promised neutral tools to legitimize the Supreme Court, but his jurisprudence and confrontational style moved the Court to the right, alienated potential allies, and helped to delegitimize the institution he was trying to save.”

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