Cal. Litig. 2021, Volume 34, Number 1

The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law Edited by Jeffrey S. Sutton and Edward Whelan

Reviewed by Dan Lawton

Dan Lawton is a member of California Litigation’s editorial board. He is senior counsel with Klinedinst PC, where he practices litigation in the firm’s appellate and professional liability groups.

As a law student, I had amazing luck. My law school was walking distance from the U.S. Supreme Court. During my first year, my classmates and I sometimes sat in the gallery and tried to soak it all in. There we watched as the same Justices whose opinions we read in Con Law engaged with the lawyers at the lectern. During one hearing, my friend Julie Grohovsky leaned over and offered an observation about Sandra Day O’Connor. "She is so into federalism," Julie whispered.

So was the late Antonin Scalia.

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