After years of courting controversy but shunning publicity, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is about to go on a media offensive, reports USA Today. The conservative Scalia, who has notoriously kept the press away from his public appearances, allowed C-SPAN recently to broadcast a question-and-answer session with students. He'll also appear on 60 Minutes this month. Why? He's plugging a book he co-authored on legal arguments.
When he's on the road, America's first Italian-American justice is expected to talk up his fervently held views that the Supreme Court should stick to an interpretation of the Constitution that its 18th-century authors had in mind. As for entertainment value, the right-wing jurist is bound to be "conservative, outspoken and pugnacious," said a law professor.