Scalia to speak at UM Law

Daily Journal Reports

OXFORD – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivers the James McClure Memorial Lecture in Law at the University of Mississippi Thursday.

The free, public address, “Constitutional Interpretation,” begins at 4 p.m. in Fulton Chapel.

The program marks Scalia's third appearance in the McClure series, following his visits in 1993 and 1999, and becomes the sixth time the lectureship has been filled by a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Others are Clarence Thomas in 1995, Sandra Day O'Connor in 1988 and Harry Blackmun in 1982.

Scalia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, beginning his tenure there in 1986. The six years before, he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a Reagan nominee.