Monday, September 15, 2008

Today's Word—Free Expression

Shin-Kickers of the Court:

“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can't separate the two, you gotta get another day job. You don’t want to be a judge. At least not a judge on a multi-member panel. . . . I can be charming and combative at the same time. What’s contradictory between the two? I love to argue. I’ve always loved to argue. And I love to point out the weaknesses of the opposing arguments. It may well be that I'm something of a shin kicker. It may well be that I’m something of a contrarian.”
—Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, see “60 Minutes” transcript 2008.

NOTE: Scalia speaks today at Utah State University on “Freedom and the Rule of Law,” noon, Taggart Student Center

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