Casualty of Capitalism

Exiled into Wilmington, Delaware by virtue of corporate layoffs. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this blog are Copyright 2005, Michael Collins, and cannot be used without permission.)

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Monday, November 22, 2004

Justice Scalia Speaks in Chicago

Unfortunately I was unaware (and uninvited!) that Justice Scalia would be speaking yesterday here in the Chicago area. One of my most cherished memories was an argument he and I entered into over the proper tools to employ in judicial interpretation. Nothing like being a lowly 3L and getting yelled at and spit on (but in the best possible way) by Justice Scalia. The highlight of my career so far!

Scalia is Catholic, so many of us Catholic lawyers look up to him for judicial guidance and that's apparently what he was in the area for:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia urged several hundred lawyers and judges gathered at a Wheaton church on Sunday to not fear being considered foolish for having faith.

"We are fools for Christ's sake," Scalia said. "We must pray for the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world."

Right on.


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