Monday, May 23, 2016
It was a bitterly cold day in Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 24, 2013, as roughly a million people gathered on the National Mall in front of the United States Capitol to celebrate the second inaugural of President Barak Hussein Obama. One man, though, was not in such a celebratory mood. A stocky, balding, distinguished-looking gentleman in a black judicial gown trudged slowly behind Chief Justice John Roberts to his prime seat in the front of the platform, immediately to the left of where Obama would swear his oath of office.
The Scalia family of Trenton, New Jersey, produced just one heir, but Antonin Gregory Scalia would one day make the family's name famous. He was born on March 11, 1936, to Salvatore Eugene and Catherine Panaro Scalia. Following Sicilian tradition, they named him in honor of his paternal grandfather, Antonino, and as he grew everyone called him "Nino."
-Bruce Allen Murphy, Scalia: A Court of One