Antonin Scalia

“Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy?”

SOUNDBITES — “My burden is not to show that originalism is perfect but to show that it beats the other available alternatives. Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer. … I accept it as a valid, democratically adopted instrument. And it has after all an amendment provision, which is available to everybody.” —U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, delivering the keynote speech at a Ohio State University law school symposium, arguing the Constitution must be interpreted within the context of the history it was written, not today’s modern times (via)