Justice Scalia’s passing has inspired an enormous outpouring of commentary, some adulatory, some critical, some confused. There’s no shortage of standard-issue commentary on Scalia and his legacy; SCOTUSblog is keeping a running tally. I thought I’d call your attention to a couple of links I found especially interesting, or that said something I actually hadn’t heard before.
First, if you’ve never read Jennifer Senior’s remarkable interview with Scalia from a couple of years ago, you should read it now. It’s quite candid, and it tells you a lot about what made the guy tick.
This rather sad reflection on Scalia’s legacy on the Court was, I thought, pretty good.
This remembrance, if you can call it that, is more angry, lamenting the increased politicization of the Supreme Court in recent years and Scalia’s outsized role in it.
Of course, I cannot help but call attention to my own op-ed in the Washington Post last summer criticizing another aspect of how Scalia’s presence on the Supreme Court has changed it.
Finally, to end on a more positive note, here is a nice remembrance by Joan Larsen, who clerked for Scalia the same year I clerked for Justice O’Connor, and who now sits on the Michigan Supreme Court.