One for MP and the Lawyers: Scalia on Zuni

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by lsu_nonleg, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. lsu_nonleg

    lsu_nonleg New Member

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    http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/a ... .html#more
    I just love Scalia's opinion wording :)
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, the lifetime appointment must be nice! :D
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    But this portion of his dissent really does hit the nail on the head.


    “[t]he only sure indication of what Congress intended is what Congress enacted; and even if there is a difference between the two, the rule of law demands that the latter prevail. This case will live with Church of the Holy Trinity as an exemplar of judicial disregard of crystal-clear text. We must interpret the law as Congress has written it, not as we would wish it to be.â€

    The last emphasis is my own, not Justice Scalia's.