JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/06/and-verdict-is.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1214403852-593588  DJ at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:24:12 +0000

And Scalia wrote the majority opinion in Giles v. California. So much for second-guessing.

jsid-1214404388-593590  Kevin Baker at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:33:08 +0000

SCOTUSblog is still saying that they think Scalia has written the majority opinion in Heller. Giles v. California wasn't a case heard in March.

jsid-1214407732-593593  DJ at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:28:52 +0000

Yup. We can only hope and wait. Honestly, I can't imagine any of the nine being more appropriate to write an opinion, assuming it is favorable, than Scalia.

jsid-1214409068-593594  Kevin Baker at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:51:08 +0000

I can. Thomas. He has proven consistently more connected to Originalism than even Scalia. Read his dissents in Kelo and in Raich.

jsid-1214410314-593597  Oldsmoblogger at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:11:54 +0000

Aye, Thomas would have been better. I'm not entirely confident in someone who self-describes as a "faint-hearted Federalist."

jsid-1214418850-593600  DJ at Wed, 25 Jun 2008 18:34:10 +0000

Point well taken, Kevin, but note that I stated "assuming it is favorable". My reasoning was that I am very much impressed by Scalia's skill with language, and with the surgical precision with which he eviscerates the opinions of those Justices who don't follow the Constitution.

It's hard not appreciate his skills, given his statement: "Some people urge a Moderate reading of the Constitution. What is that, really? Halfway between what is says and what you wish that it said?"

But, you're right. I think Thomas would do a marvelous job.

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