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In Conversation: Antonin Scalia
New York Magazine, by Jennifer Senior

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Posted By:mitzi, 10/7/2013 7:56:01 PM

On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy (“I don’t”). On September 26—a day that just happened to be the 27th anniversary of his swearing-in as associate justice—Antonin Scalia entered the Supreme Court’s enormous East Conference Room so casually that one might easily have missed him. He is smaller than his king-size persona suggests, and his manner more puckish than formal. Washingtonians may know Scalia as charming and disarming,

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Some interesting answers to the writer´s questions. I don´t know who this Jennifer Senior is, but I don´t like her attitude here. It´s a long article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ALynnMcW, 10/7/2013 9:19:04 PM     (No. 9554980)

Recently heard him speak at the Lanier Library in Houston. He is likable and well spoken. I was one of only a few non-attorneys there but he spoke for all to understand. I was greatly impressed by his obviously deep held belief in the constitution and his faith. Good he is on the court. We need him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/7/2013 10:58:11 PM     (No. 9555128)

Great interview. My favorite justice. I loved the part where he "fell in with some Cajuns." hahahahahhahahahahaaaa


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/8/2013 12:14:51 AM     (No. 9555211)

OP, I didn´t like Senior´s attitude either, but Justice Scalia handled her pretty well.

I loved when he told her it doesn´t matter whether she believes in heaven or hell.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mazeman, 10/8/2013 8:20:46 AM     (No. 9555467)

Now there´s a man I´d love to have a beer with.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 10/8/2013 9:16:09 AM     (No. 9555597)

Notice how she quickly changed the subject after "The Screwtape Letters."

Loved this response regarding his work now: "But it does seem easier than it used to. And that worried me. You know: Maybe I’m getting lazy. You know, I’m not doing it as thoroughly, or whatever. But after due reflection, I’ve decided the reason it’s getting easier is because so many of the cases that come before us present the issue of whether we should extend one of the opinions from the previous 27 years that I’ve been here, which I dissented from in the first place!"

Enjoyed this; thanks for posting.
The Q & A format was refreshing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/8/2013 10:09:32 AM     (No. 9555692)

Ah how refreshing to hear the voice of reason, sanity. The interviewer is obviously a moonbat, attempting to getting him mired/bogged down in liberal topics most don´t spend too much time thinking about. ´ seems to wish he´d say something outrageous they can go around crying about. He didn´t take the bait, ha ha. Too bad about the rabbits-more unfairness in liberal la la land. lol. I have a lot of respect(some other justices-not much if any) for him and he harkens back from the good ole days.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: guybee, 10/8/2013 11:25:36 AM     (No. 9555851)

A bold, incredible mind. We are most fortunate to have him on the court. We can only hope he remains lucid and able to serve while this country sorts out the culture divide.

A great interview, simply because he was frank, honest, candid and transparent. Bravo

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/8/2013 12:46:36 PM     (No. 9556026)

I’m sorry to have offended you!
Have you read The Screwtape Letters?

Yes, I have.
So, there you are. That’s a great book. It really is, just as a study of human nature.


The annotated version of The Screwtape Letters was released this morning (I got the Kindle version). Paul McCusker, who did the annotation, had an article online this morning entitled The Very Real World of Screwtape. Worth reading ... google it.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 10/8/2013 1:10:08 PM     (No. 9556069)

How did this example of good-natured candor manage to pass through the editors at New York Mag?
Glorious! Absolutely glorious!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 10/8/2013 1:28:39 PM     (No. 9556100)

This was terrific. Every answer was thoughtful, on target, and witty. I loved the way he turned around all her lefty preconceptions. A delightful read.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/8/2013 2:44:59 PM     (No. 9556217)

Delightful interview. Thanks for posting it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mizzmac, 10/8/2013 3:32:55 PM     (No. 9556321)

Unpretentious. Straightforward. Doesn´t give a c--p what you think of him. What´s not to like? The interviewer showed her bias. I like that he told her she offended him. How´s that for equality, m´am?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 10/8/2013 4:49:02 PM     (No. 9556434)

1. Compositionally, the photo almost has some John Singer Sargent in it. Could probably be worked into a very good image.

2. Should any of us need really hateful comments to use somewhere, the few I saw below the article suggest New York Magazine´s readers have provided a lifetime supply.

3. How can NYC produce this, and CITY Journal, too?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dman, 10/8/2013 11:49:36 PM     (No. 9556877)

Me too, #14. Enjoyed reading the interview and couldn´t stop. Scalia is one of my favorites, too.

Loved his comments on the SOTU and the devil,

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