Legal News

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks at University of Memphis Law School
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Friday, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at an event hosted by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, according to the Memphis Daily News and the Memphis Business Journal.

During the event, Scalia discussed his disagreement with those who claim oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court are unnecessary. He also disagreed with those who claim briefs are more important for the outcome of a case compared to anything else.

  
What
Where


Scalia touched on a lot of items during his brief, 20-minute discussion, which was attended by law students and leaders of the law school. Scalia said that oral arguments have aided him when making a decision on a case. He also disagrees with people who claim year three of law school is not necessary. Scalia made a point to say that judgments issued by foreign courts should never influence the decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.

Scalia made note that state supreme courts have more influence in the lives of Americans than the U.S. Supreme Court. A luncheon followed at The Peabody Hotel, which was open to the public, but admittance did cost a fee. At The Peabody Hotel, where he went after his visit to the law school, Scalia said the following:

“Ninety percent of the laws citizens live under are state laws; criminal law. If you murder someone anywhere in the country, if you do it right, you haven’t broken federal law.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“If you were to ask the average man on the street what has been the greatest source of our freedoms … you would probably get a response (like) freedom of speech. Freedom of the press,” Scalia said. “That is so mistaken. Do you not realize every tyrant in the world has a bill of rights? Every banana republic? … Unless the real constitution of a country prevents the centralization of power, all the rest is words on paper.”





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-FL-Fort Lauderdale

Seeking a qualified Transactional Attorney with experience in litigation, covenant enforcement and c...

Apply now

Consumer Defense Litigation Attorney

USA-PA-Philadelphia

SESSIONS, FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL seeks an experienced attorney to join its commercial litigation /...

Apply now

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner / Associate

USA-OH-Cleveland

Buckley King is seeking both a partner and a mid-level associate to represent both creditors and deb...

Apply now

Patent Attorney Burlington, VT / Lebanon, NH

USA-VT-Burlington

DRM is seeking an experienced patent attorney having a portable book of business and a strong b...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-PA-Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 3+ year...

Apply Now

Junior Antitrust Associate Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks junior antitrust associat...

Apply Now

Civil Litigation (Insurance Defense) Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of our client seeks civil litigation (insurance defense) associate attorney with ex...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top