Scalia Delivers UT Law Rose Lecture

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday delivered what he referred to as his “stump” speech to roughly 1,000 people in Cox Auditorium at the University of Tennessee as part of the College of Law’s annual Rose Lecture. He discussed the famous 1986 flag-burning case, First Amendment rights and his position as an “originalist” — someone who interprets the U.S. Constitution as the founding fathers intended it, not as a “living” document that evolves with society. Scalia’s delivery of the Rose Lecture marked the third visit by a sitting Supreme Court justice in the past four years. Knoxnews has more.