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  • The liberal Yale law prof who agrees with Scalia

    Yahoo! - 02/17/2016

    Other scholars are not as convinced. “Akhil is a prolific and enormously important constitutional scholar, [and] his emphasis on text has been important,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional scholar at the University of California, Irvine. “But he is non-originalist in supporting a right to marriage equality.” Scalia would likely have agreed; and for some, like Daniel Urman, the director of Northeastern University’s Doctorate in Law and Policy program, Amar’s thinking is more a demonstration of Thomas and Scalia’s “outsize influence on how we understand constitutional interpretation.”

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