Scalia Questions Accuracy Of Supreme Court Leaks, Endorses Disclosure Laws

During an interview with NPR last night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia questioned the accuracy of recent supreme court leaks and endorsed dislosure of political donations. On the leaks, Scalia said Supreme Court justices don’t pout and that “[y]ou shouldn’t believe this stuff that you read in the press [about internal deliberations]. It’s either made up or comes from an unreliable source.” He also endorsed campaign finance disclosure laws. “To evaluate speech intelligently,” he said, “it’s good to know where the speech is coming from.” Scalia was on NPR to promote the new book he co-wrote with Bryan Garner, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Text, outlining his judicial philosophy.

Alex Brown