"The Constitution is not a living organism," he said. "It's a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn't say what it doesn't say."As in any true Republic, all sides are welcome...
But an originalist interpretation still provides for a flexible legal system, he said.
"You want the death penalty? Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and enact it. You think it's a bad idea? Persuade them the other way and repeal it. And you can change your mind. If you repeal it and find there are a lot more murders, you can put it back in," he argued. "That's flexibility."
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Justice Scalia, on the Constitution: