Rose Institute Director Quoted by United Press International

The United Press International quoted Dr. Ralph Rossum, the Rose Institute’s Director, in an article about all of the Justices on the current Supreme Court.  Dr. Rossum discussed Justice Antonin Scalia.

In “Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence,” author Ralph Rossum says, “Respecting the original meaning of the constitutional text is, for Justice Scalia, the only way of making judicial decision-making consistent with the rule of law and democracy. The greatest threat to both, he believes, is the temptation of judges to substitute their own values for those of the framers, thereby cutting legal rules free from their moorings and, too often, usurping elected legislatures and the popular will. The constitutional text may at times be ambiguous, he concedes, but the best response to such ambiguity is to defer to American traditions, not to the enthusiasms of the moment.”

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