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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia lectures July 28 at MSU

July 21, 2010 -- MSU News Service

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will speak at MSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. Photo courtesy U.S. Supreme Court.   High-Res Available

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Bozeman - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will deliver a lecture at the Hager Auditorium in the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Hager Auditorium seats 220.

The title of his lecture is "Constitutional Interpretation."

Scalia, who was born in Trenton, N.J. and grew up in New York City, was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Reagan and took the post in 1986. Reagan previously nominated him to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Scalia received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where he was also a Sheldon Fellow and note editor for the Harvard Law Review.

Scalia was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, before becoming a law professor at the University of Virginia and then the University of Chicago. He has also been a visiting law professor at Georgetown and Stanford universities.

Scalia's government service also included appointment as general counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy, chairman of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. and serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 2008, Scalia coauthored the book, "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges," with legal writer Bryan A. Garner. Scalia and his wife, Maureen, have nine children.

Following the lecture, Scalia will take questions from the audience. Those attending the lecture are asked not to bring video or audio recording devices, backpacks, bags or large purses. Photographs are limited to the first few minutes at the beginning and end of the lecture. No flashes are allowed.

Scalia's visit is sponsored by Montana State University's Office of the President.

Contact: Tracy Ellig, director, MSU News Service, (406) 994-5607,