Friday, January 8, 2010

A Man of Influence

Jeffrey Rosen in last Sunday's New York Times reviews American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, by Joan Biskupic. He begins,
...Antonin Scalia has had a greater influence on the way Americans debate the law today than any other modern Supreme Court justice.

and concludes,
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Biskupic, “It would be better if he dropped things like: ‘This opinion is not to be taken seriously.’ He might have been more influential here if it did that.”