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High Court Justice Scalia and Criticism of the Judiciary

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High Court Justice Scalia and Criticism of the Judiciary

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High Court Justice Scalia and Criticism of the Judiciary

High Court Justice Scalia and Criticism of the Judiciary

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After the federal courts refused to hear the Terri Schiavo case, some legislators criticized the judiciary as irresponsible. Now, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — an "originalist" who believes the U.S. Constitution means what it meant at the time the Founding Fathers adopted it — has suggested the judicial branch may have only itself to blame.