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Hearing Justice Antonin Scalia’s Wisdom And Humor Through His Speeches

On this episode of Federalist Radio, the son of the late Justice Scalia, Chris Scalia describes the treasure trove of his father’s written and spoken words.


Chris Scalia is the co-editor of a new collection of his father’s speeches, “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Fatih, and a Life Well Lived.” Bre Payton interviews Scalia on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss what the late Supreme Court Justice had to say to audiences of high-schoolers and turkey-hunters alike.

“It was cathartic in a way because we started the project less than a year after he died, so it was great to hear his voice again,” Scalia said. “In these speeches, you really hear his voice, you hear his humor, and obviously you encounter his ideas very clearly.”

What would Justice Scalia have to say about the taking down of plaques and statues honoring our country’s founding figures?

“The founding was central to my father’s intellectual and judicial beliefs. So many of his speeches describe the founders…emphasis the importance of the founding generation and what they believed,” he said.

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Scalia and his co-editor, Ed Whelan, will be signing copies of “Scalia Speaks” at the University Club Book Fair in D.C. on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30-8pm. More info here.