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"Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character."- Antonin Scalia
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Known as Nino to his friends, Scalia (center) was a big personality who formed friendships across ideological lines among his fellow justices. Here, he enjoys a light moment with U.S. President George W. Bush (L), John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David H. Souter, John Roberts and Sandra Day O'Connor at the Supreme Court.
Scalia counted his big-family roots and Catholic faith among his influences on legal philosophy. “The court must be living in another world. Day by day, case by case, it is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize," he once complained.