The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
And Scalia wrote the majority opinion in Giles v. California. So much for second-guessing.
SCOTUSblog is still saying that they think Scalia has written the majority opinion in Heller. Giles v. California wasn't a case heard in March.
Yup. We can only hope and wait. Honestly, I can't imagine any of the nine being more appropriate to write an opinion, assuming it is favorable, than Scalia.
I can. Thomas. He has proven consistently more connected to Originalism than even Scalia. Read his dissents in Kelo and in Raich.
Aye, Thomas would have been better. I'm not entirely confident in someone who self-describes as a "faint-hearted Federalist."
Point well taken, Kevin, but note that I stated "assuming it is favorable". My reasoning was that I am very much impressed by Scalia's skill with language, and with the surgical precision with which he eviscerates the opinions of those Justices who don't follow the Constitution.
It's hard not appreciate his skills, given his statement: "Some people urge a Moderate reading of the Constitution. What is that, really? Halfway between what is says and what you wish that it said?"
But, you're right. I think Thomas would do a marvelous job.