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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Justice Scalia and Me.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and I got together last night for a discussion on textual interpretation.

He just didn't know it.

Actually, Justice Scalia came to The OC yesterday to deliver a lecture at Chapman University's law school. I was lucky enough to be invited to hear my favorite opinion writer. (Scalia Dissents by Kevin Ring is a tour de force, as noted here previously). However, as an added bonus, I got a seat in the front row.

I remarked to a friend of mine that even if I would be fortunate enough to argue a case before the Supreme Court I still would be farther away than the seat last night.

I'll post later on some Scalia witicisms from the lecture. I brought a legal pad so my readers would be able to enjoy the pearls afterward.