“The Double-Edged Sword”—director’s cut

Last semester, I took a “ConLaw as History” class, and in view of Justice Scalia’s then-recent passing, it felt befitting that, for the final project, I was able to take a nice, hefty swing at one of his bêtes-noires, the doctrine of so-called substantive due process about which he spoke often. I have finally completed my “director’s cut” of it (a few things had to go from the submitted version to meet the word-limit and deadline), and those interested may find it at this link. I had fun writing this one, and tried to capture something of the flavor of Scalia’s writing (an impossible task; say what you will, but the man knew how to turn a phrase).