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.
If only Justices Roberts and Kennedy were more like him…
At McGeorge School of Law (where ‘catholic justice’ Tony Kennedy is on the board) Justice Scalia’s most famous opinions are pretty much Censored, edited out of the texts and forbidden in class.
The Campus Gaystapo sanitizes the curriculum in Con-Law, and Harassment of Students supporting Scalia (whether in majority or dissent) is approved by the administration of Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker – Now executive director of the CA Bar.
My complaints about harassment in class for supporting Scalia was assigned to Faculty Professor (John Myers) who responded with threats of extreme physical violence (he was a martial arts teacher) against me for daring to support Scalia.
Soon… Given the Bias at the CA Bar under Parker & Extreme…
Soon… Given the Bias at the CA Bar under Executive Director Rindskopf Parker & the Extreme Anti-Catholic Bias at Santa Clara, I expect demonstrations and protests and tantrum theater – from the Faculty…
What the Students will do is unknown; although those hoping not to flunk out had better at least be seen screaming their rage at the hated ‘Herero-Patriarchy’ and its pork byproducts, or else..
A decent man walking the once hallowed grounds . . . what a poignant image.
May God bless him for his sure and steady faithfulness and lead others to do the same.
And God bless his wife and family, too.
This would be very interesting to attend, and to get his take on some of the recent rulings of the Supreme Court.
I know a couple of kids whose PARENTS weren’t even born before Scalia became a justice. It’s time he retire!
Gosh why FC, do I hear a touch of ageism in this most recent snarky remark? Do you have any intellectual justification for preferring youthful ignorance in service of the legal system of the United States of America versus moral leadership and wisdom that has come In the case of Justice Scalia with age and experience?
Term limits. Not ageism. He hasn’t travelled without security for at least a generation and a half.
Folks notice how YFC can never be accused of anything,, OK YFC if Scalia goes so does every old liberal on the court…
May Justice Scalia serve on the US Supreme Court for another 25 years. Long live Nino!!!
Scalia is a prime enemy of the Left.. the one thing that blocks there megalamania agenda …
No, YFC!! How blessed we are, to have Justice Scalia, on our tragic liberal, lawless, immature, immoral, CORRUPT Supreme Court! How can Justice Scalia stand his job?? Bless him! It is time for all the others in American law and government, to WAKE UP and to be RESPONSIBLE, MORAL, and GOOD, in their professions!! Otherwise, God will eventually have the final say, and America will be no more!!
Spoken like a true troll.
And if they listen to the LGBT Community, I doubt they live as long as he.
YFC—- like them or not, I submit that Scalia’s opinions (and dissents) are far more lucid than your post.
Oct 28th, the date of the Scalia class lecture is also the Feast of St Jude (and S. Simon), the patron of impossible causes. Scalia at Santa Clara U Law School is already the impossible made possible.
Justice Scalia is very brave! How painful his job must be! Bless him!
Linda Maria, I can’t understand how he has done his job so long and so well. He is reputed to be a life-loving, joyous man and true friend—-even when challenging lawyers at USSupCt argument time, he is very polite, almost gentle—and often humorous. I rack it up to his deep faith, happy marriage and Italian heritage (I just HAD to get that plug in).
Tanti auguri a Lei.