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    For this episode, we are taking you back to June 17, 1997 and the Acton Institute's 7th Annual Dinner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The guest of honor that evening was Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Scalia, who passed away suddenly on February 13, 2016, was a jurisprudential giant. One of the foremost proponents of originalist and textualist interpretation of the Constitution and law, his witty, humorous, and frequently biting writing style made his dissenting opinions, and sometimes his majority opinions, both must-reads and very accessible to non-lawyers.

    His remarks to those gathered at Acton's Annual Dinner were entitled "On Interpreting the Constitution". In them, he explained his originalist approach to Constitutional law and the severe drawbacks that he saw with any alternative method of interpretation,

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