Anton Gregory Scalia Research Paper

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Antonin Gregory Scalia was born March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was the only child in both his immediate and extended family which lead to high expectations of him by his family. He certainly lived up to those expectations; graduating first in his class at Xavier High School in Manhattan and valedictorian from Georgetown University in 1956. Then he went to Harvard Law School, meeting Maureen McCarthy in his last year. They got married in 1960 and had nine children together: Ann, Catherine, Christopher, Eugene, John, Matthew, Margaret, Mary, and Paul. Antonin Scalia served in many public service positons, under President Richard Nixon and President Ronald Reagan. His impressive and successful career took him all the way to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, Scalia died February 13, 2016 in West Texas from natural causes. To start, he worked as a lawyer with the Law Offices of Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis in Ohio in 1961. Although he could have continued working here,…show more content…
Burwell case, regarding the passage of certain aspects of Obamacare. His remarks were nothing short of fierce criticism and sheer disbelief. Scalia claimed, “‘The Court 's decision reflects the philosophy that judges should endure whatever interpretive distortions it takes in order to correct a supposed flaw in the statutory machinery. That philosophy ignores the American people 's decision to give Congress "all legislative Powers" enumerated in the Constitution’” (Vogue et al.). Furthermore, Scalia expressed disgust in the Court’s actions “‘to cross out "by the State" once. But seven times?’” (Vogue et al.). As evidenced above, Justice Scalia vehemently opposed Obamacare. His harsh criticism of the Supreme Court ironically carried its way through his own term as Associate Justice. Antonin Scalia’s legacy has and will continue to leave a fundamental and profound impact on the United States’

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