Friday, October 1, 2021

Launching Italian American Heritage Month! HOORAY!

In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, we are spotlighting great Italian Americans every day. And so we begin with:

Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia

The first Italian American named to the United States Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia was a giant among legal scholars and jurists. A proud Italian American, Scalia changed history by the very nature of his position, from his vote to end the 2000 presidential recount, effectively certifying the election of George W. Bush, to his upholding of the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. He also made his mark as a champion of originalism as his incisive arguments and dissensions drew the attention of legal experts raising both the ire of some and the profound admiration of others. Even in death, the larger-than-life Scalia continued to shake things up as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously refused to fill his seat until the election of President Donald Trump. Scalia was truly a man for the ages!

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