Tuesday, October 8, 2013
New York Magazine published an interview with Justice Scalia by Jennifer Senior. The entire interview is an interesting read, but here is where Justice Scalia explained who he writes his dissents for:
Senior: "While your opinions are delectable to read, I'm wondering: Do you ever regret their tone?"
Justice Scalia: "Who do you think I write my dissents for?"
Senior: "Law students."
Justice Scalia: "Exactly, And they will read dissents that are breezy and have some thrust to them. That's who I write for."
The full text of the interview is here.