The Hoover Institution hosted "Scalia Speaks: Collecting the Wit and Wisdom of Justice Antonin Scalia" on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST.
In all of American history, few judges rival the late Justice Antonin Scalia's abilities as a writer. When he passed away last year, he left behind an immense legacy of judicial opinions, journal articles, essays, and other writings. But in addition to his voluminous published works, Justice Scalia also delivered countless speeches on the law, on life, on faith, and on his friends. Any library of Scalia's writings, limited to just his published judicial opinions and articles, would be incomplete without the speeches that he delivered to audiences fortunate enough to witness in person.
To fill the gap, we now also have Scalia Speaks, a collection of many of Scalia's speeches. Edited by Christopher J. Scalia, one of the justice's sons, and Edward Whelan, one of the justice's former clerks, this book collects Scalia's reflections on law, faith, and life well lived.
Christopher J. Scalia, the eighth of Justice Scalia's nine children and a former professor of English, works at a public relations firm near Washington, D.C. His book reviews and political commentary have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, and elsewhere.
Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a former law clerk to Justice Scalia. He is a leading commentator on the Supreme Court and on issues of constitutional law.
They were interviewed by Adam White, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and executive director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.