Friday, May 1, 2009

Unbelievably timely quote from Scalia...

In a bit of I think fiendishly clever legal tweaking a law professor at Fordham has assigned his students the task of tracking down public details of Scalia's life that the oddly private Justice would rather not be widely known since he occupies a sphere entirely of his own creation. 

Its his rationale for keeping his public life private in this respect that just drops the jaw though given his most recently released opinion.  The man apparently wakes up in a new world every morning:

"It is not a rare phenomenon that what is legal may also be quite irresponsible. That appears in the First Amendment context all the time. What can be said often should not be said. Prof. Reidenberg's exercise is an example of perfectly legal, abominably poor judgment. Since he was not teaching a course in judgment, I presume he felt no responsibility to display any."

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