Scalia Releases Book on Textual Meaning

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner (editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary) this week released "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.” The book explores what textualism means, and spells out 70 canons, or guideposts, to explain the concept. Scalia said the goal of the book was to "help attorneys better understand how to present a client’s case...by better understanding how judges interpret cases.” It is the second major book on legal thinking and writing by the pair. In 2008 they authored "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges." Learn more about the new book in the ABA Journal