Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday evening that the Constitution is not a living document, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“It’s not a living document. It’s dead, dead, dead,” Scalia said during a guest lecture at Southern Methodist University, while promoting his new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Text.
The Reagan-appointed jurist, who shared the stage with his co-author Bryan Garner, argued that good jurisprudence is about sidelining one’s personal beliefs.
“The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge,” Scalia said.