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

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


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This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published. Christopher J. Scalia and the Justice's former law clerk Edward Whelan selected the speeches.

Americans have long been inspired by Justice Scalia’s ideas, delighted by his wit, and instructed by his intelligence. He was a sought-after speaker at commencements, convocations, and events across the country. Scalia Speaks will give readers the opportunity to encounter the legendary man more fully, helping them better understand the jurisprudence that made him one of the most important justices in the Court's history and introducing them to his broader insights on faith and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525573326
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 82,163
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Christopher J. Scalia, the eighth of Justice Scalia's nine children and a former professor of English, works at a public relations firm near Washington, D.C. His book reviews and political commentary have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, and elsewhere. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a former law clerk to Justice Scalia. He is a leading commentator on the Supreme Court and on issues of constitutional law. A father of four, he lives with his family in the D.C. area.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ix

Introduction Christopher J. Scalia 1

On the American People And Ethnicity 13

What Makes an American 15

Italian View of the Irish 19

Only in America 25

American Values and European Values 29

On Living And Learning 41

The Arts 43

Games and Sports 52

Writing Well 57

Turkey Hunting 61

Civic Education 64

College Education 76

Legal Education 84

The Legal Profession 89

Platitudes and Wisdom 97

On Faith 105

The Christian as Cretin 107

Being Different 117

Catholic Higher Education 124

Church and State 134

Religious Retreats 144

Faith and Judging 148

On Law 155

The Idea of the Constitution 157

The Vocation of a Judge 169

Original Meaning 180

Interpreting the Constitution 188

The Freedom of Speech 201

Congressional Power 213

The Crisis in Judicial Appointments 223

Legislative History 234

Natural Law 243

Foreign Law 250

Judges as Mullahs 260

Dissents 271

Legal Canards 291

On Virtue And The Public Good 305

Courage 307

Tradition 318

Character 326

Right and Left 333

The Holocaust 342

On Heroes And Friends 347

George Washington 349

Abraham Lincoln 358

William Howard Taft 370

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 376

Farewells 379

Italo H. Ablondi 379

Richard Conway Casey 382

Martin Feinstein 385

Robert H. Joost 387

Mary C. Lawton 389

Morris I. Leibman 393

Emerson G. Spies 397

Acknowledgments 401

Index of Speeches 403

Index 406

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Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all citizens should read this. it should be required reading by all citizens in every school. best way to realize what a great constitution our country has.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Today is the date it was supposed to be released. Why can I not get it?