“It’s not a living document,” Scalia said, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”
Scalia also told the crowd that sometimes the decisions he arrives at are not in concert with his political convictions.
“The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge,” he said.
Scalia shared the stage with SMU law Professor Brian Garner. The two recently published their second book together, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Text.