Thursday, June 26, 2008

I love this girl!


I've been working on a tedious project for the past few days. Tonight Bethany brightened my evening by reading me choice snippets from Justice Scalia's opinion in the Heller decision.

I need to print it out and make it required reading in the Casey Academy. It is chock full of history, constitutional theory, and plain old common sense.

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

LOL. My husband has been badgering me to read this since this morning. You just made his day.

Susan said...

Thanks for the link! I always love a Constitutional dose of common sense. Looking forward to it.

SuperMom said...

OK, now you're making me feel bad. My husband, an attorney, came home from work late last night and asked if I'd read it. It was late and I'd been outside corralling kids all day at a public swimming pool and I replied that I was completely taxed and had no interest in reading it. I then, a little too snottily probably, told him that I was not an attorney and therefore didn't WANT to read it. When he then pointed out that which I already knew (i.e. that Scalia is an engaging writer and probably the best legal brain of our time) and that everyone should read Scalia's opinions, especially his dissents I shut my mouth because I knew my position was untenable and I'd end up regretting it.

*Sigh* Now I want to read it and there's nothing I hate more than admitting to my husband that I was wrong and that he was right, LOL.

SuperMom said...

BTW- When DH was in law school Scalia came to his law school and we got to meet him. I wrote about it on my blog here: http://diary-of-a-wanna-be-supermom.blogspot.com/search/label/Justice%20Scalia

ANYWAY, he's just as much of a fireball in person and at his speech (which was open to Federalist Society members and faculty-- most NOT Federalist Society members, LOL) one of the more liberal members of the UW Law School decided to engage Scalia and his "question" consisted of a veeery long speech, which was skewering Scalia and finally Justice Scalia interrupted him and said, "SIT DOWN, Sir!" and then proceeded to explain, as only Scalia can do, why this man was totally off-base, but his verbal skills match his writing skills which I think is an incredibly rare trait.

Marie N. said...

Good reading! Thanks for the link!

elephantschild said...

Ok, now I do want to read it, but there's no way I can read thru 157 pages on my computer screen.

Suppose the Library has a print copy yet?

Jane said...

Yeah, I can't read it on the screen either. I had to print it out.