Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
From Prof. Bonventre's New York Court Watcher:
All good Americans are saddened by the news that Justice Antonin Scalia has died. Surely, even his most vehement critics mourn his unexpected passing and would have preferred that, if he was to leave the Court, he could have done so of his own accord and then enjoyed a long, happy retirement.As an Italian-American (and a Sicilian-American at that), his appointment to the Court as the first Italian-American (and Sicilian-American) was a source of no small pride. Beyond that, he was smart and scholarly, and he could certainly write. Read more.
Faculty on the passing of Justice Scalia:
— Professor Stephen Gottlieb joined WAMC's "Vox Pop" program to discuss the implications of Justice Scalia's passing on Feb. 16.
— Professor Gottlieb's commentary, "Scalia's Legacy," was heard on WAMC's Northeast Report on Feb. 16.
— Professor Bonventre appeared on
Time Warner Cable News (Feb. 14),
"Capital Tonight" (Feb. 15), and
Fred Dicker's Talk 1300 radio show (Feb. 16) to discuss
the legacy of Justice Scalia and the impact his death will have on the U.S. Supreme Court.
— Professor Gottlieb wrote about Justice Scalia and the U.S. Supreme Court on his blog, Constitutionalism & Democracy.
— Professor Bonventre was quoted in the article "Capital Region experts say Justice Scalia was witty, but divisive" in the Times Union on Feb. 13.
His blog post on Justice Scalia's legacy was quoted by the Times Union the following day, Feb. 14.
— Professor Gottlieb was quoted in the article "Capital Region experts say Justice Scalia was witty, but divisive" in the Times Union on Feb. 13.