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Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia’s presence on the bench nearly matches his overall doctrinal contributions. Professor Alan B. Morrison comments on Justice Scalia’s minimal record upon appointment to the Supreme Court, the challenges he presented to lawyers at oral argument, his aversion to legislative history, and his tendency towards writing colorful dissenting opinions and predicting doom and gloom […]

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Foreword: A Consequential Justice

When he visited the University of Minnesota in October 2015, Justice Scalia commented that Justice William Brennan was “the most influential Justice of the twentieth century.” Although their styles could not have been more different, Professor Robert A. Stein observes that both Justice Brennan and Justice Scalia will certainly be remembered as two of the […]

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Introduction

Minnesota Law Review is pleased to present a collection of essays on Justice Antonin Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court. These essays aim to present a wide look at Justice Scalia’s many contributions to the Court during his decades on the Bench. While Justice Scalia was one of the most polarizing figures on the Court […]

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The Dormant Commerce Clause Wins One: Five Takes on Wynne and Direct Marketing Association

October Term 2014 featured what is to date the most important state and local tax case since 1992’s Quill Corp. v. North Dakota.  In Comptroller v. Wynne, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a state court decision holding unconstitutional Maryland’s refusal to grant a credit for taxes paid by a resident taxpayer to other states on […]

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Outstanding Constitutional and International Law Issues Raised by the United States-Puerto Rico Relationship

This Article touches upon some issues of fundamental importance to the several million nationally disenfranchised United States citizens that reside in Puerto Rico. I write with a modicum of uneasiness as a result of the uncertain terrain on which the United States-Puerto Rico relationship presently finds itself, firstly, by reason of two cases that are pending resolution by the Supreme Court […]

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The Supreme Court’s Quiet Expansion of Qualified Immunity

This Essay discusses the Supreme Court’s tendency in recent opinions to covertly expand the reach of the qualified immunity defense available to public officials in § 1983 civil rights suits. In particular, the Essay points out that the Court, often in per curiam rulings, has described qualified immunity in increasingly broad terms and has qualified […]

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The Supreme Court’s Quiet Expansion of Qualified Immunity

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