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Eastland on Scalia

A really fine tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia, marking his 20 years on the Supreme Court, graces the cover of the latest Weekly Standard—written by Standard publisher Terry Eastland, one of our very best journalists on matters constitutional.

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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