Monday, October 31, 2005

Scalia Quote

From Justice Scalia’s dissent in Dickerson v. United States, 530 U.S. 428:
“The requirement that [constitutional rules, as modified by later decisions, must make sense] is the only thing that prevents this Court from being some sort of nine-headed Caesar, giving thumbs-up or thumbs-down to whatever outcome, case by case, suits or offends its collective fancy. . . .

“As far as I am aware, the public is not under the illusion that we are infallible.”

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