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Scalia Asks If Supreme Court Expresses Nation's Principles

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Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 09:25 PM

The presence of three women on the Supreme Court isn't enough to persuade Justice Antonin Scalia that the court has become a diverse body.

In remarks Wednesday night in Philadelphia, Scalia noted that four of its members are from New York City, a fifth from New Jersey and two more from California.

They are all either Catholic or Jewish. And all nine studied law at Harvard or Yale universities.

Scalia questioned whether the court can, therefore, express "the deeply felt principles of the country."

The conservative justice also repeated his criticism of the way the court reached decisions on gay marriage, public Christmas displays and other issues.

Scalia spoke to a receptive audience at the private Union League.

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