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TPM Reader JG on Scalia …

Scalia’s “mistake” is really indicative of the broader point and more significant point: Scalia has no regard for precedent. Probably 20 years ago Scalia appeared at USC law school, and a friend of mine asked him about precedent and how he could reconcile his decision in a case with an existing precedent. Scalia laughed at the question and told the law student that he was naive to think that cases were decided by precedent. Do we need any further proof?

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