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Antonin Scalia, civil libertarian?

Last week, in Florida v. Jardines, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution requires police to get a warrant before they bring a drug dog to the front door of a house to sniff around.

To understand what the Supreme Court did in Jardines, it helps to start with the oral argument the Court held that same day in Hollingsworth v. Perry—the California gay marriage case—specifically, with an exchange between Justice Antonin Scalia (the author of Jardines) and attorney Ted Olson, who was arguing in support of the right of gay people to marry.

Justice Scalia: Ok, so I want to know how long it has been unconstitutional…

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