The following comes from an October 26 Santa Clara University press release:
Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit Santa Clara University’s campus October 28 for a series of talks with students and members of campus.
On October 28, Justice Scalia will visit an afternoon class on constitutional law taught by former Supreme Court clerk and SCU senior fellow Marina Hsieh. He will also give an address at 5:30 p.m. in SCU’s Recital Hall for invited guests, students, faculty and staff.
Justice Scalia has served on the Supreme Court since 1986, when he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, becoming the first Italian-American justice.
On the nine-member court, Justice Scalia has been in the majority in numerous precedent-setting decisions over the years involving the death penalty, prisoner’s rights, government rights over individual landowners, and two landmark presidential-election cases Citizens United and Bush v. Gore.
Scalia is also well-known for his sometimes-entertaining verbal parrying with lawyers who argue before the court; for his pointed and often-blistering written dissents; and for being a staunch believer in deciding cases based on the original intent of the U.S. Constitution, rather than on subsequent interpretations or inferences made by the Court or lawmakers.
His son, John, graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in history in 1987. Justice Scalia gave the commencement address and received an honorary degree that year.