Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Purcell on Originalism, Republicans, and Executive Power

Edward Purcell, Jr., New York Law School, has published an op-ed in The Hill, entitled,     "Republicans must not abandon originalism of the Constitution."  It commences:
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a passionate advocate of originalism, staunchly insisted that the meaning of the Constitution does not change. His views were embraced by the Republican Party under Ronald Reagan and became inextricably linked to modern conservatism. But under Donald Trump, the marriage between the Republican Party and originalism has been dissolved. We are now witnessing a determined campaign to fundamentally change the meaning of the Constitution.

--Dan Ernst