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Tie Votes and the 2016 Supreme Court Vacancy

Professor Justin R. Pidot previews his forthcoming piece in Minnesota Law Review, “Tie Votes in the Supreme Court” by summarizing his findings and commenting on how the Justices may approach potential tie votes in Justice Scalia’s absence.

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Justice Scalia’s Innocence Tetralogy

Justice Scalia’s record as it relates to the rights of criminal defendants is as varied as it is wide-ranging. Professor Lee Kovarsky examines the Justice Scalia’s impact on one of those doctrines: “actual innocence.”

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Justice Scalia’s Jiggery-Pokery in Federal Arbitration Law

In authoring three decisions on the Federal Arbitration Act in his final years on the Court, Justice Scalia played a crucial role in shaping this area of the law. Although Justice Scalia’s interest in the field may have only developed late in his career, Professor David S. Schwartz notes that it will not soon be […]

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Justice Scalia’s Unparalleled Contributions to Administrative Law

Throughout his legal career, Justice Scalia displayed a great interest in and exercised great influence over the development of administrative law. Professor Richard J. Pierce, Jr. discusses the changes Justice Scalia helped to impart on the field during his decades on the Bench.

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Justice Scalia: Affirmative or Negative?

Justice Scalia’s experiences played a crucial role in shaping how Justice Scalia framed his arguments. Professor Stephen M. Griffin comments on the ways in which the Justice’s background may have influenced his constitutional theory and his writing style.

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Rescued from the Grave and Then Covered with Mud: Justice Scalia and the Unfinished Restoration of the Confrontation Right

In drafting the Supreme Court’s decision in Crawford v. Washington, Justice Scalia brought back to life the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause. In Justice Scalia’s absence, Professor Richard D. Friedman sees the future development of the doctrine to be far from certain.

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Playing Favorites? Justice Scalia, Abortion Protests, and Judicial Impartiality

By examining Justice Scalia’s First Amendment jurisprudence through the lens of abortion cases, Professor Daniel A. Farber comments on how judicial bias may have played a part in the Court’s decisions during this era.

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