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1.7: Video: Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonia Scalia and Stephen Breyer discussed their judicial philosophies of constitutional and statutory interpretation and how they reach their decisions. The two justices traded their views on the interpretation of the Constitution in a changing society, including topics such as the right to privacy, cruel and unusual punishment, and segregation in schools. Pete Williams moderated the discussion on stage.

    “Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation: A Discussion Between Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer” was held by the Rehnquist Center at 11:30 a.m. MT in the Leo Rich Theater of the Tucson Convention Center.


    Click on the link below to view the video.

    Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation