Legislative intent?

Its pretty well known in law that Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has nothing but contempt of legislative history and Congressional intent when it creates laws. So a colleague’s friend just published a book with Hein looking at some of Scalia’s decisions when he was on the DC Court of Appeals. [edit: Ignore my previous bad summarization: The book is about the reaction of the Federal appeals courts to Justice Scalia’s criticism of legislative intent and statutory interpretation]

What good is legislative history?

Anyways the comment my colleague made in passing:

(01:59:23 PM) colleague: sca|1a 1s 1n ur supr3m3 c0urt, k1||1ng ur c0ngr3ss10na| 1nt3nt

I’m pretty easily amused these days.


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