My Justice Scalia (and Justice Rehnquist) story



So, this isn't such an amazing story about Justice Scalia, but it is a true one.

I once met Justice Scalia, many years ago, and not only that, I met him the day after I met Chief Justice Rehnquist.

Here is my story:

I was part of a group of students from my college who had come to Washington DC to see the sights and meet with some politicians. We had an appointment to meet with Justice Scalia the next day, but the day before we just happened to be walking outside the Supreme Court. As we were walking we saw an older man walking with a younger one. I asked the guys I was with, "Is that Chief Justice Rehnquist?"

They responded, "What does Rehnquist look like?"
Well, I knew what Rehnquist looked like.

So we actually followed him. For two blocks, until we overtook him. We had just left Capitol Hill where we had gone through all kinds of metal detectors and security, and here we were, following the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who had no guards or escort of any kind! At least, I thought it was the Chief Justice.

When we caught up to him, two blocks later, I said, "Mr. Chief Justice sir?"
He turned.

I said, "Are you Chief Justice Rehnquist?"
He said yes.

I said, "We are college students and we'd like a photo with you."
So we got one. I still have it.

The next day, we had our scheduled meeting, inside the Supreme Court, with Justice Scalia. I remarked how we had to pass through so much security on Capitol Hill, but we could just walk up to the Chief Justice walking around outside the entrance to the Supreme Court, and how could this be?

And Scalia, with his typical wit, responded, "We're basically anonymous. No one knows what we look like. Justice Stevens could come up and bite you on the leg and you wouldn't know who he was."

He was not only a great constitutionalist justice, but he also was a very funny guy.

Like I said, not an amazing story, just a true one, a brief glimpse into the life of an amazing man.



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