Most Americans wouldn’t expect much humor or a colorful personality from a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Those people most likely don’t know Justice Antonin Scalia.
An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Scalia is currently the longest tenured Justice presiding over the nation’s highest court. He was nominated as an Associate Justice by President Reagan, and officially took his seat on September 26, 1986.
Prior to his nomination and ascension to the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia had a long and successful legal career. According to his official biography provided by the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960–1961.
Teaching a new generation of legal professionals, he was a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia from 1967–1971, a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago from 1977–1982, and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and Stanford University.
Justice Scalia’s sharp wit and intellect have always helped him to stand out from other Justices. According to the Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent, a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work:
“Scalia adds a dynamic personality to the Court. An author of recent study on the Court’s conservative shift quipped that on a bench lined with solemn gray figures who often sat as silently as pigeons on a railing, Scalia stood out like a talking parrot…”
Justice Scalia is a sharp legal mind, brilliant orator and voice of experience having served on the Supreme Court for over twenty-five years, all of which will be on display when he addresses ACG members at this year’s Strategic Growth Conference.
Justice Scalia will serve as the Opening Speaker at this year’s conference, which is the preeminent event for business leaders in the Washington, D.C. region. To register for this year’s Strategic Growth Conference, visit the ACG Web site.