Justice Antonin Scalia Launches EPPC Lecture Series

Justice Antonin Scalia Launches EPPC Lecture Series

Supreme Court Justice speaks on “The Courts and Democracy”

Monday, September 20, 2004

What is the appropriate role of the federal judiciary in our republic? What would the Framers of the Constitution think of today’s activist judges? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia helped launch EPPC’s Fall 2004 lecture series with remarks on “The Courts and Democracy.”



Judicious Use of a Mailing List (Washington Post, 22 Sep 2004)
Scalia: Too many morally charged questions in court(Associated Press, 21 Sep 2004)
Scalia: On Democracy and the Courts (and Agencies) (Progress and Freedom Foundation, 21 Sep 2004)
Justice Scalia the Pragmatist? (Volokh Conspiracy, 20 Sep 2004)



This was the inaugural event in our “American Culture and Democracy” Fall 2004 lecture series. Click here to see the complete list of lectures in this series.



Hon. Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children桝nn Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960-61. He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1961-67, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia from 1967-71, and a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago from 1977-82, and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and Stanford University. He was chairman of the American Bar Association抯 Section of Administrative Law, 1981-82, and its Conference of Section Chairmen, 1982-83. He served the federal government as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971-72, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972-74, and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974-77. He was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.