October 9, 2012 — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at an event last week said that cases involving abortion rights, the death penalty and gay rights are "easy" to decide based on the Constitution, the AP/Politico reports.
Scalia, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, said, "Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion."
The justice noted that he considers himself a "textualist" -- or someone who applies the Constitution as it was understood by the individuals who wrote it and adopted it. Scalia said that advocates who disagree should take their issues to their elected officials, not judges, or try to amend the Constitution (AP/Politico, 10/5).
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