Justice Scalia once said: “In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay, there are a lot more coming along”.
Justice Scalia went on to have nine children and a large troop of grandchildren(35), so he truly lived by the pancake rule. He also believed in the family, and that the law should support the traditional family. He’d been known to say one of his greatest concerns was the demise of the traditional family.
Born in Trenton New Jersey, March 11th, 1936 he was the longest serving Supreme Court Justice. He passed away today, far from his place of birth on a West, Texas ranch. The last justice to pass in service was Justice Rehnquist in 2005.
Justice Scalia attended Georgetown University and then went on to Harvard Law. He spent time teaching at several Universities and then in 1982 was appointed to US Court of appeals. Four years later in 1986, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the US Supreme Court.
Scalia became the leader of the Conservative wing of the Supreme Court whose oral arguments were known to keep attorney’s on their feet. There were many who would disagree with Scalia, however, they couldn’t avoid his larger than life personality and great, sense of humor.
Scalia was known for his tremendous love for family and friends, that will be sadly missed by the court and colleagues.