The Real Justice Scalia

Christine Jolls


Ronald Dworkin wrote in his final book, Justice for Hedgehogs: We value great art most fundamentally ... because it embodies a performance, a rising to artistic challenge. We value human lives well lived not for the completed narrative, as if fiction would do as well, but because they too embody a performance: a rising to the challenge of having a life to lead. Justice Scalia had a life to lead- and he did. For someone of his office and his level of jurisprudential influence, he was remarkably disinterested in the calculated, detached pursuit of an optimal "completed narrative." Instead he led with his heart. He was "REAL."