Justices in their own words

Interview With Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia was nominated to the bench by President Ronald Reagan. He has been serving as a Supreme Court Associate Justice since 1986. He was preceded by Justice William H. Rehnquist. In this interview, Justice Scalia sat down with C-SPAN in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court. During his 30 mintues with us, he speaks about a number of topics, ranging from the role of the Court, the job of a Supreme Court Justice, the process that Justices follow in reaching a decision, and his thoughts on the quality of the attorneys who come before the Court for oral argument.

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