Last updated on: 11/12/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Antonin Scalia, LLB Biography

Title:
Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The Act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying nonconsenting States all Medicaid funding. These parts of the Act are central to its design and operation, and all the Act’s other provisions would not have beenenacted without them. In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative.”

Dissenting opinion in US Supreme Court Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Sep. 26, 1986–present
  • Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1982–1986
  • Chairman, Conference of Section Chairmen, American Bar Association, 1982–1983
  • Chairman, Section of Administrative Law, American Bar Association, 1981–1982
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 1980-1981
  • Professor of Law, University of Chicago, 1977-1982
  • Editor, Regulation magazine, American Interprise Institute, 1977-1982
  • Scholar in Residence, American Enterprise Institute, 1977
  • Visiting Professor, Georgetown University and Stanford University, 1977
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 1974–1977
  • Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1972–1974
  • General Counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, 1971–1972
  • Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 1967–1971
  • Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1960–1967
  • Sheldon Fellow, Harvard University, 1960-1961
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1960
  • BA, Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 1957
Other:
  • Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, confirmed by Senate, 1986
  • Married to Maureen Scalia
  • He has nine children
  • Born in Trenton, NJ, Mar. 11, 1936
Quoted in:
  1. Is Obamacare constitutional?