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Supreme Court Justice Scalia to speak in Bozeman

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:33:31 AM MST
Updated On: Aug 19 2013 04:14:26 PM MDT

Justice Scalia shares a story about being the fifth out of nine votes to determine the constitutional right of people to burn their own flags. He said that it was a very difficult decision, and he strived to interpret the original meaning of the constitution. The next morning, amid all the requests for news interviews and headlines about flag-burning, his “very conservative”, wife Maureen was humming the old patriotic song “It’s A Grand Old Flag” under her breath as she made his breakfast.

BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is speaking in Bozeman on Monday.
The 77-year-old Scalia will give a speech hosted by the conservative Federalist Society, which he helped launch more than 30 years ago to fight the perception of liberal bias on the nation's law school faculties.
This is the second time in three years Scalia has made a public appearance in Bozeman. He appeared in July 2010 at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies, where he spoke on a wide array of topics involving the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. His opinions have placed him among the most conservative justices on the bench.