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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Utah State University

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2008

Justice Scalia with Joyce and Stan Albrecht

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with USU's First Lady Joyce Albrecht and USU President Stan Albrecht.

Justice Scalia at USU lecture

Justice Scalia presented the keynote address for "Freedom and the Rule of Law."

USU crowd at Justice Scalia lecture

An overflow crowd of 1,700 attended Scalia's address. The audience was made up of large numbers of USU students.

USU professor Anthony Peacock at lecture

"Freedom and the Rule of Law," was organized by USU Department of Political Science professor Anthony Peacock. The two-day conference featured 10 nationally recognized political scientists and scholars.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was the keynote speaker for a Utah State University conference sponsored by the Department of Political Science. The keynote address (see links below) was one of many appearances made during his time on campus. Students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the public met with Justice Scalia during multiple activities.

A highlight of a Sunday evening dinner at the president’s home featured music by USU’s professional string quartet in residence, the Fry Street Quartet.
Monday’s schedule was packed, but an appearance by the justice in a political science classroom before a small group of students, was among the highlights.
Scalia was on campus to open the conference “Freedom and the Rule of Law,” a two-day event that featured 10 nationally recognized political scientists and scholars. The Taggart Student Center was filled with an overflow crowd of 1,700 that spilled from the Stevenson Ballroom to the satellite areas of the Sunburst Lounge and TSC Auditorium, where video screens showcased the ballroom and speaker.
Following the keynote address, Scalia met with another invited group, including conference presenters, for a luncheon.
Here’s an overview to print media coverage for Justice Scalia’s visiting to USU:
Courts Have Become Political (Post Chronicle, US)
Courts Have Become Political (Market Watch, US)
Scalia Says Judges Should Interpret Constitution (Associated Press State & Local Wire, US)
Scalia Decries Judicial Activism (Standard Examiner, Utah)
'Supreme' Opinion (Herald Journal, Utah)

Justice Scalia To Speak At USU Law Conference (Herald Journal, Utah)

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