Sunday, February 14, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies

NPR's Nina Totenberg, on All Things Considered, provides a history of Antonin Scalia's role on the Supreme Court in a report with many clips of Scalia's voice. 11 min 23 sec, transcript available. A video of President Obama's remarks can be found here.
Justice Scalia was known not only for his views on the Constitution but also for his remarkable prose style. Slate has posted an article "What Made Antonin Scalia a Great Writer". The subtitle says it all: "The novelty of this language, his use of metaphor, and his wicked sense of humor".