A new book co-authored by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and legal writing expert Bryan Garner faults judges for unprincipled decision making that has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary. The authors claim
"The descent into social rancor over judicial decisions is largely traceable to non-textual means of interpretation, which erode society's confidence in a rule of law that evidently has no agreed-on meaning... Our legal system must regain a mooring that it has lost: a generally agreed-on approach to the interpretation of legal texts."
The new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of legal Texts
, will be published on June 19, 2012 and is a follow up to the authors’ 2008 book Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges