Justice Scalia Discusses His New Book on Legal Interpretation on C-SPAN

• July 30, 2012 • 3:36 pm

In a C-SPAN video available here, Justice Antonin Scalia discussed his new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, co-authored by Bryan Garner. According to the network’s summary, Justice Scalia “defined the meaning of textualism as it relates to interpreting laws and the meanings of the words originalism and strict constructionism as they apply to constitutional law. He cautioned that individuals should read entire judicial opinions before reaching any conclusion about a particular judge’s fairness. In this interview he discussed his opposition to cameras in the Supreme Court chamber. He responded to video clips and talked about criticism from the press, saying that he responds by not commenting or by writing letters to the editor and throwing them away.”