Justice Antonin Scalia has been an outspoken opponent of putting cameras in courtrooms in fear that it may transform the Supreme Court into "entertainment." "Most of the time the court is dealing with bankruptcy code, the internal revenue code, [the labor law] ERISA -- stuff only a lawyer would love. Nobody's going to be watching that gavel-to-gavel except a few C-SPAN junkies. For every one of them, there will be 100,000 people who will see maybe 15 second take-out on the network news, which I guarantee you will be uncharacteristic of what the Supreme Court does."
To celebrate Justice Scalia's superbly reasonable aversion to "soundbiting," here are a few Very-Uncle-Tony soundbites from his interview with New York Magazine's Jennifer Senior:
Here are the choicer portions of the interview for the legally-inclined:
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