Scalia Would Have Maintained Racial Segregation (Corrected)

Posted by | October 27, 2009 14:20 | Filed under: Top Stories

Corrected above.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the University of Arizona College of Law, says he would have dissented in the case Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation on the basis of race.

Appearing on stage with Justice Stephen Breyer, Scalia cautioned against “inventing new rights nobody ever thought existed.” Scalia said he advocates an “originalist” approach to the Constitution, warning against an “evolutionary” legal philosophy that he described as, “close your eyes and decide what you think is a good idea.’

What Brown v. Board of Education decided was that, by its very nature, separate couldn’t be equal, overturning the 1896 verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson.

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