The Significance of Justice Scalia’s Absence from the Court Cannot Be Overstated

Some thoughts (and video) about Justice Scalia’s death.

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Blog author, Constitutional Law expert and WMU-Cooley Professor Brendan Beery explains the impact and significance of Justice Scalia’s death, and his absence from the United States Supreme Court, both jurisprudentially and politically. Professor Beery, a summa cum laude graduate of the law school, teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure at WMU-Cooley Law School, and is a frequent legal expert in the media (Watch Professor Beery’s Bay News 9 in depth story below).

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia is sad news for those of us who teach Constitutional Law and who value a good debate. That isn’t to say that he was always (or even usually) right, but rather that he served as either the ideal hero or the ideal foil, depending on one’s perspective. He perfectly illustrated the points he wanted to make, and he always sharpened the issues that were the subject of debate before the United States Supreme Court.

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