Crown Forum, 418 pages
Distributed by Ignatius Press (www.ignatius.com)
The late Justice Antonin Scalia brought to the U.S. Supreme Court a keen intellect, a sometimes sardonic wit, and a judicial perspective known as originalism – that the Constitution should be interpreted in accordance with its original meaning as intended by its framers. This articulate and entertaining book collects his best speeches into thematic groups to present a stirring overview of this great jurist’s thought. Of special note are his ideas on faith and work – in particular, his speech on “Faith and Judging” should be read by every Catholic. It’s a great volume for seeking clarity in an age that has seen an excess of judicial activism.