The legacy of Antonin Scalia

By Tom Carter Excerpted from: httpss://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/15/scal-f15.html Scalia has personified the rightward march of the US political establishment over the past three decades, as it jettisoned democratic institutions and erected a police state. The establishment has in nearly uniform language closed ranks to praise Scalia as a national treasure, worthy of universal mourning. Obama called Scalia "a towering legal figure." The Washington Post described him as "the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing." George H.W. Bush wrote, "his admirers and detractors agreed Scalia was one of [...]