ON-Lion Letter
In December, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visited the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  During the visit, Scalia delivered a lecture to more than 700 students about his judicial philosophy.

"The fairest reading of the text is what the law means," according to Scalia.  "When we read Shakespeare we use a glossary because we want to know what it meant when it was written.  We don't give those words their current meaning.  So also with a statute -- our statutes don't morph, they don't change meaning from age to age to comport with whatever the zeitgeist thinks appropriate."

The James Madison Program is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  The program's director, Bradley Prize recipient and Bradley Foundation Board member Robert P. George, introduced Scalia as a "great man of the law."

Scalia also met with about 150 students in the Madison Program's Undergraduate Fellows Program.


(Photo by Denise Applewhite)
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