I am currently reading the book, SCALIA SPEAKS, sent to me as a Christmas present by Edward Whelan who, with Christopher Scalia, the son of Justice Antonin Scalia edited and published the book (New York, Crown Forum, 2017).
I am having trouble putting the book down; it is a fascinating read. But then anyone who has read a SCOTUS Dissent written by Justice Antonin Scalia knows that aside from their judicial merit they are classics of English prose. His speeches are the closest thing to the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton you will ever find. Buy it; read it, save it for frequent future reference
|EPPC President Ed Whelan, a former law clerk to Justice Scalia, co-edited the New York Times bestselling collection of Justice Scalia’s speeches, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.
Scalia Speaks collects dozens of Justice Scalia’s best speeches on topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and heroes and friends. A New York Times review called Scalia Speaks a “marvelous collection,” while a review in the Washington Post hailed it as a “magnificent volume that should be on the bookshelf of every educated American.”
Scalia Speaks includes a beautiful foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a poignant introduction by co-editor Christopher J. Scalia, the eighth child of Justice and Mrs. Scalia.
In addition to his work on Scalia Speaks, Mr. Whelan was a leading proponent of the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, both in television and radio appearances and in his writings at National Review. In an article published immediately upon the announcement of the Gorsuch nomination, Mr. Whelan called him “a brilliant jurist and dedicated originalist and textualist” and “a fit successor to Justice Scalia.”