- 2017 Application is Closed - Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

The Legacy of Antonin Scalia

Session 11 - Friday, June 23 -
3:45 PM to 5:05 PM

Intermediate Course

Antonin Scalia's revolutionary impact on constitutional law rested on his jurisprudence of originalism, seeking to base constitutional interpretation on the document's original meaning. Specifically, Justice Scalia used originalism to counteract the secular diversion of church-state law. He also employed originalism to slow the march of the New Deal constitutional revolution that undermined the Constitution's requirements of limited government.

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