Scalia defends past comments some see as anti-gay
December 11th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
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Scalia defends past comments some see as anti-gay

(CNN) – As the nation's top court prepares to tackle the contentious issue of same-sex marriage, one of its most conservative justices defended past writings linking bans on homosexual sodomy to bans on sex with animals and murder.

Speaking at Princeton Monday, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said his previous comments, made in multiple Supreme Court dissents, were effective in making the argument that legislatures should be able to ban behavior deemed immoral.
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Even in dissent, Scalia stirs controversy
July 18th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
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Even in dissent, Scalia stirs controversy

(CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is known for bold disagreement, conservative arguments, pointed questions and the occasional crude hand gesture, and still, it's been an intense few months for one of the high court's most polarizing figures, with biting insults hurled in his direction.

Last month, Scalia dissented in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 health care ruling, writing that the court undermined values of "caution, minimalism, and the understanding that the federal government is one of limited powers."

Get a rare look inside the Supreme Court when Piers Morgan has an exclusive interview with Justice Antonin Scalia at 9 p.m. ET tonight on CNN.

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Scalia fined after car accident
March 30th, 2011
08:53 AM ET
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Scalia fined after car accident

Washington (CNN) - A little car accident was not enough to stop Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from making it to work on time Tuesday, and the 75-year-old jurist showed no effects on the bench of his earlier adventure.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed that Scalia was involved in a fender-bender while driving himself to the court on the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway in suburban Virginia.
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Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill
January 24th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
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Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is scheduled to speak Monday in a closed-door meeting with the Tea Party Caucus - an informal group of conservative lawmakers.

The conservative justice is a popular speaker and keeps a busy off-the-bench schedule, talking in various forums around the world.

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Group says 2 justices may have conflict of interest in election case
January 20th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
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Group says 2 justices may have conflict of interest in election case

Washington (CNN) - A liberal reform group has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of conflict of interest by Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

Washington-based Common Cause filed a petition Thursday with the Obama administration, urging that a controversial campaign finance reform decision be vacated because, the group says, the justices attended closed-door political gatherings sponsored by two top Republican donors and industrialists.

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Congress to be schooled
December 15th, 2010
11:24 AM ET
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Congress to be schooled

(CNN) - Constitutional 101 is coming to Congress by way of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when he leads the first constitutional conservative seminar for members of Congress in late January.

Justice Scalia will lead the first session of the series created by Republican Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to Bachmann spokesman Doug Sachtleben.
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June 7th, 2010
05:08 PM ET
5 years ago

Sotomayor gets some friendly pronunciation help

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is among the most verbally adept justices; his father was a professor of Romance languages.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is among the most verbally adept justices; his father was a professor of Romance languages.

Washington (CNN) - Having trouble pronouncing an Italian word? If you sit on the Supreme Court, consult an expert.

On Monday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was announcing the court's opinion in Krupski v. Costa Crociere SpA (09-337), a lesser-known appeal dealing with the scope of the right to file an amended lawsuit to correct a mistake in a party's identity.

The newest justice was having trouble pronouncing the name of the cruise ship company at the center of the case.

Costa Cruises is a British and American-owned firm based in Genoa, Italy, where it is registered as Costa Crociere SpA. The appeal involved passenger Wanda Krupksi, who tripped over a cable and fractured her leg in 2007 aboard the Costa Magica.

At issue was whether Krupski should have sued Costa Cruises or Costa Crociere SpA in federal court.

The justice writing the majority ruling typically announces the decision from the bench in a public session, with a brief oral summary that supplements the official written opinion. That's where the fun began.

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