Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

A few excerpts from this article titled
Scalia opines on faith and justice:

Devout U.S. Catholics like himself may stand apart from much of the nation on abortion, homosexuality, and embryonic stem-cell research, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a packed audience at Villanova University yesterday, but he insisted "there is no such thing as a 'Catholic judge.'" "The bottom line is that the Catholic faith seems to me to have little effect on my work as a judge," he declared.

"Just as there is no 'Catholic' way to cook a hamburger," he said to a murmur of laughter, "I am hard-pressed to tell you of a single opinion of mine that would have come out differently if I were not Catholic." Nonetheless, he continued, his Catholic faith obliges him to abide by two "commands" in his life and his work as a judge.
"'Be thou perfect as thy heavenly Father is perfect.'
And 'Thou shalt not lie,'" he said.
Those principles, he said, call him to be a strict constructionist of the law, one who does not "distort prior cases" or the Constitution in order to assert that certain rights are guaranteed under law.

As a result, he said, "I see no constitutional right to an abortion, just as I see nothing in [the Constitution] criminalizing or prohibiting abortion."
He concluded that Americans should disabuse themselves of the notion that "everything you care about personally is in the Constitution." "Well, it's not," he said. "What it says, it says. What it does not say, it does not say. "If that makes you sad, well . . . ," and he dropped his voice to a whisper: "It's not a perfect world."

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