High court won't save VMI prayer

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a lower-court ruling that struck down mealtime prayer at Virginia Military Institute.

Scalia: Did not order recorder erasure

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he did not tell U.S. marshals to erase or confiscate reporters' audio recorders last week.

Court wrestles with 'under God' in pledge

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- A California atheist told the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday that the phrase "under God" should be erased from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Court holds up Everglades case

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday sent a high-profile case on Florida Everglades pollution back to a lower court for more fact-finding.

Scalia won't withdraw from Cheney case

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Justice Antonin Scalia said Thursday he will not withdraw from a U.S. Supreme Court case involving his duck-hunting companion, Vice President Richard Cheney.

Justice linked to advocacy group

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has ties with a women's rights advocacy group, it was reported Thursday.

Scalia doesn't vote on death stay

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Justice Antonin Scalia, unlike the rest of the U.S. Supreme Court, did not vote on a death stay for an Oklahoma inmate Tuesday night

Rehnquist: Age spurs retirement thoughts

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 79, said in an interview broadcast Wednesday he thinks more about retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court as he ages.

Antonin Scalia's impartiality debated

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 (UPI) -- Progressive activists are slamming conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for failing to withdraw from a Texas gay rights case.

Court lets Scalia decide withdrawal

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday Justice Antonin Scalia would decide whether to withdraw from a case involving Vice President Dick Cheney.

Judge took trips with lawyer in two cases

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says there were no ethical breaches when he went on hunting trips organized by a lawyer with cases pending before him.

Scalia asked to step down from VP case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A group trying to force the release of records of the national energy policy group has filed a motion asking Justice Antonin Scalia to withdraw from the case.

Scalia stands pat on Cheney case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he will not bow to pressure and recuse himself from a case involving Vice President Dick Cheney.

Supreme Court rejects calls for recusal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist has rejected a request from two Democratic senators that Justice Antonin Scalia excuse himself from a controversial case.

Denver affirmative action draws dissent

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that approved Denver's use of racial preferences in public contracting.
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Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the Federalist Society Gala at Union Station in Washington on November 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)..

Antonin Gregory Scalia (pronounced /skəˈliːə/  ( listen); born March 11, 1936) is an American jurist who serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia has been described as the intellectual anchor of the Court's conservative wing.

Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and attended public grade school and Catholic high school in New York City, where his family had moved. He attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate, and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. After spending six years in a Cleveland law firm, he became a law school professor. In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, first at minor administrative agencies, and then as an assistant attorney general. He spent most of the Carter years teaching at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the first faculty advisers of the fledgling Federalist Society. In 1982, he was appointed as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Ronald Reagan.

In 1986, Scalia was appointed by Reagan to the Supreme Court to fill the associate justice seat vacated when Justice William Rehnquist was elevated to Chief Justice. Whereas Rehnquist's confirmation was contentious, Scalia was asked few difficult questions by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and faced no opposition. Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, and took his seat on September 26, 1986.

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