Justice Antonin Scalia fundamentally influenced the Supreme Court and changed the behavior of critics who disagreed with him. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour today to remember the late Justice and to speculate on the future of the court is Randy Barnett, lawyer and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Barnett said Scalia, who died on February 13th, transformed the court even as a single dissenting Justice. “No one had more influence on the direction of a Supreme Court, maybe other than Chief Justice Marshall, than Justice Scalia had,” he said.
Later in the hour, Domenech and Barnett discussed the type of person that Obama might appoint to the court and the consequences for how Senate Republicans address any nominations. “I do think if the Senate Republicans are unable to hold the line here, it could very well spell the end of the Republican control of the Senate and it could even lead to the end of the Republican party,” Barnett said.