Posted on October 21st, 2007 No Comments »
Socrates got a raw deal. And U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told students and faculty at Valparaiso University this past week that if he had a time machine, he'd use it to go back and fix that verdict…
The statement, according to an Associated Press story, came in response to a question; a woman at the event asked Scalia what he would do if he could go back in time.
Antonin Gregory Scalia is the second most senior jurists on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the court since 1986.
Scalia spoke at Valparaiso University on Thursday, October 18, to a crowd of about 2,000 people. Socrates was the Greek philosopher sentenced to death in 399 BC for questioning Greek religious tradition. He is supposed to have drank hemlock as an alternative to being exiled from Athens.
M.Bare lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, and said this in his blog post about Scalia's visit: It was a pretty big deal. People on both sides of "the aisle" politically were equally enthused at the opportunity we had to have him here. As I've read many cases so far while in school, I think I can honestly say that Scalia's are the most entertaining…"
Scalia visited Valparaiso University as a guest judge for a Moot Court competition.
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