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Antonin Scalia
A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]
A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]

The legal blogosphere was buzzing last month with the discovery of a major gaffe in a Supreme Court decision that had just been released. What attracted all the attention was not so much the substance of the error — misrepresenting the position of the Environmental Protection Agency in a case decided in 2001 — but its source: Justice Antonin Scalia, the author of the court's decision in the 2001 case. I know from personal experience, mistakes can happen, even at the highest court of the land. Decades ago, I had the dream job of every young lawyer: clerking for a justice of the Supreme Court. On the morning a decision authored by my boss, Justice Byron White, was...