Thursday, December 07, 2006

Scalia and Breyer, Head to Head

This is just good stuff:
Scalia is charming and, —as ever, —riotously funny. For each time Breyer says his own constitutional approach is "complicated" or "hard," Scalia retorts that his is "easy as pie" and a "piece of cake." And if this debate mirrors a marketplace of ideas, Breyer will make the sale through the earnest personal connection of a Wal-Mart greeter, while Scalia opts for the aloof certainty of the Tiffany's salesman: "Sure, you can buy some other, cheaper constitutional theory, but really. Ew."
A fun look at some good - and illuminating - banter and philosophy behind the bench.

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