A Retrospective on Justice Scalia

My colleague Matt Harrington and I had a lunchtime chat about Justice Scalia’s legacy at the University of Montreal last week. We focused on explaining Justice Scalia’s textualism and originalism, as well as his preference for rules over standards (see also this post). There has been no shortage of critical reflection on Justice Scalia’s life and legacy, but our goal was to explain them in some detail to a Canadian audience. We had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy the video. There are some introductory remarks in French, but everything else is in English:

Thanks to the team at the Centre de recherche en droit public for recording the event and putting it online.

I also spoke to Michel C. Auger of Radio Canada about Scalia’s death. You can listen here.

This content has been updated on February 21, 2016 at 20:26.