Monday, November 13, 2006

Speaking of chiefs....

Chief Justice John Roberts was in town tonight, speaking at the University of Miami before an audience of about 3,600. For those that weren't able to attend, here's the AP summary. Sounds like the Chief still isn't as bold as is Justice Scalia who spoke at Yale this weekend. Here's a summary of his remarks, in which he says things like this in response to why stick to originalism:

"Originalists can have fun too!"
"I don't pretend to have all of the answers, but I have most of them!"
"My point is not that originalism is perfect, but that it's better than everything else."
"If you are a non-originalist, it's you have zero answers. Every day is a new day for you."
"Stay tuned, if we look at the ceiling next year, we may come up with the answer."
"Unless you can come up with some theory as to how the Constitution evolves, you can't answer anything!"

UPDATE: Here is the Herald article in which our own Judge Mary Barzee is quoted: ''He was so poised and seemed very happy to be here,'' said Mary Barzee, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge who attended Monday's event. ``He's clearly a champion of the rule of law.'' The Herald article also has a link to the entire audio, which is pretty cool.

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