“Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the Constitution is “dead, dead, dead,” rather than a “living document.”
“It’s not a living document,” Scalia said on Monday while speaking at Dallas-based Southern Methodist University, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”
He appeared with SMU law professor Bryan A. Garner, with whom Scalia has written books, as they also addressed keeping personal views out of legal interpretation.
“The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge,” Scalia said.
Scalia, a Reagan appointee, noted that he has not “expressed my views” on gay marriage and gun control, the report said.