How Scalia’s Faith Reshaped the Supreme Court

Elizabeth Dias of TIME writes on the Italian Catholic faith of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and how it influenced his decisions on the bench. Although he was accused of allowing his Catholicism to dictate his jurisprudence, Scalia often publicly distinguished between his faith and his job. “For him, the way to navigate that relationship, it was not to compromise one’s religious faith or water it down, it was to distinguish between the legal questions the judge has the power to answer and the religious commitments that a judge has the right to hold,” said Richard Garnett, law professor at Notre Dame.

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