Constitution Day: What, if anything, would Antonin Scalia have amended?

By Matt Rooney

If you’ve never been to a law school? A liberal law school (which is most of them)? It’s hard to fully appreciate the loss of Antonin Scalia who unbelievably has been gone now for over three years. “Nino” and his fiercely logical, humorous, and colorful opinions (mostly dissents) are often a conservative law student’s most reliable and sometimes only friend.

I always think about him on September 17th – Constitution Day – when we commemorate the day in 1787 when the convention’s delegates signed the document (ratification of course would come later).

Yes, the U.S. Constitution is a remarkable instrument without parallel in human history.

Is it perfect? No. Conservatives/originalists/textualists don’t believe that. That’s a caricature.

In fact, in a fall 2012 interview at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Justice Scalia offered tremendous insight into not only his judicial philosophy but also one potential area where we all might be better off were the Constitution amended.

Listen (and then watch the whole thing if you have time):