American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Jan 27, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known as the Great Dissenter and considered by many to be the leading voice of the Supreme Court’s conservative side, was nominated to the country’s highest court by Ronald Reagan in 1986. But before that, he carried his rifle on New York’s subway going to and from military drills at a Jesuit high school, defended the power of the Executive Branch in a post-Watergate world, and was called the worst enemy of free speech in America for his rulings on the press and warrantless wiretapping. Joan Biskupic joins us to talk about her book “American Original,” the story of how Scalia became Scalia.

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