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More lengthy, thoughtful appraisals of Justice Scalia's record on the Supreme Court are starting to appear:
"Scalia's Pro-Business Legacy" - The Atlantic
"How Scalia Kept the Little Guys Out of Court" - Bloomberg Business
"Justice Scalia and Environmental Law" - Legal Planet
The bottom line is that, despite all the rhetoric about principled adherence to the text of the Constitution, the intent of the founders, and the plain language in statutes, the only consistent principles in Justice Scalia's jurisprudence were what appeared to be genuine contempt for environmental regulation, limiting citizen access to the courts, and siding with corporations over everyday Americans. Obviously he was smart, funny, and a spirited questioner in Supreme Court oral arguments. But his legacy will be weakened environmental protection, enhanced corporate power, and big money domination of politics.