Saturday, April 08, 2006

i'm glad i came upon this article

i go by the law school most every day. i WILL avoid it tuesday and wednesday. i don't need any additional problems. by the bumper stickers on my car alone.................

UConn Students Divided Over How To Greet Scalia

Courant Staff Writer

April 8 2006

A same-sex kissing booth is not exactly what you'd expect to greet a U.S. Supreme Court justice visiting Hartford next week.

But for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known for his conservative rulings, strongly worded opinions and a recent hand-to-chin gesture that caused a stir outside church, it might not be that farfetched.

Scalia is coming to the University of Connecticut Law School Tuesday and Wednesday to teach two courses and deliver a speech.

But the buzz surrounding his visit began weeks ago with professors hosting panel discussions, police mapping out security and students on the university's e-mail system vigorously debating his rulings and the best way to protest his visit.

Other students said they respect Scalia's intelligence and skillful reasoning and have been using their legal training to sway their classmates to their viewpoint.

"Many of us are genuinely thrilled to have him come to campus," said Bruce H. Adams, president of the UConn Student Bar Association.

"He certainly has a way with words and writes lively opinions. I guess I'm looking forward to really seeing the man behind the opinions," said UConn law student David L. Lawton, editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Journal of International Law..........

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