ONE ANGRY MAN

EVEN ON A CONSERVATIVE COURT, ANTONIN SCALIA MANAGES TO SEEM EMBATTLED

King Solomon, in his wisdom, would listen to the details of each dispute, carefully weigh the competing interests and then render a decision perfectly tailored to the circumstances. Great king. Lousy judge--at least by the lights of Justice Antonin Scalia.

The term that ends this month marks Scalia's 10th year on the Supreme Court. He has tirelessly argued that case-by-case, seat-of-the-pants jurisprudence turns judges into illicit legislators who substitute their policy preferences for those of the people's democratically elected officials. Last week, for example, he refused to join the rest of the court in holding that the tax-supported, men-only Virginia Military...

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