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Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia

Former associate justice of the supreme court of the united states

Antonin Gregory Scalia (/ˌæntənɪn skəˈliːə/ (audio speaker iconlisten); March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016) was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016. He was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the Court's conservative wing. For catalyzing an originalist and textualist movement in American law, he has been described as one of the most influential jurists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important justices in the Supreme Court's history.Scalia was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 by President Donald Trump, and the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University was named in his honor.

Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. A devout Catholic, he received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He then obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School and spent six years in a Cleveland law firm before becoming a law professor at the University of Virginia. In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, eventually becoming an Assistant Attorney General. He spent most of the Carter years teaching at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the first faculty advisers of the fledgling Federalist Society. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 1986, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by Reagan and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate 98–0, becoming the Court's first Italian-American justice.

Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. A devout Catholic, he received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He then obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School and spent six years in a Cleveland law firm before becoming a law professor at the University of Virginia. In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, eventually becoming an Assistant Attorney General. He spent most of the Carter years teaching at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the first faculty advisers of the fledgling Federalist Society. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 1986, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by Reagan and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate 98–0, becoming the Court's first Italian-American justice.

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March 11, 1936
Antonin Scalia was born.

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Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, St. Paul: Thomson West

Scalia, Antonin; Garner, Bryan A.

2008

A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law, Princeton N.J

Scalia, Antonin

1997

Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Web

February 16, 2016

Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, St. Paul: Thomson West

Scalia, Antonin; Garner, Bryan A.

2012

Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.

Scalia, Antonin; Scalia, Christopher J.; Whelan, Edward

2017

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