WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be one of the first teachers for a constitutional law seminar Rep. Michele Bachmann is organizing for members of Congress, her office confirmed today.
Bachmann said she had been looking for legal experts to instruct members of Congress on constitutional law, arguing that bills like the health care overhaul were constitutionally unsound measures that might not have passed if Congress adhered more to the Constitution. And in her first announced speaker, she’s landed arguably the most prominent conservative jurist in America.
“Justice Scalia has agreed to teach a Constitutional Seminar after the start of the new Congress,” Bachmann spokeswoman Becky Rogness said.
Scalia, appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan in 1982, is the most senior associate justice of the Supreme Court and is widely considered the leading conservative voice on the Court. A date, time and venue for his seminar are as yet unknown.