Skip to comments.Antonin Scalia on Stage: A play about Scalia -- The Originalist, Now Playing in New York
Posted on 08/06/2018 8:26:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Once again partisanship is rearing its disgusting head at the pre-confirmation debate over Brett Kavanaugh. Long gone are the days when a judge’s qualifications were the only factors considered. After all, Antonin Gregory Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1986, and in 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg had only three dissenting votes. A play about Scalia, The Originalist, shows how Americans should be willing to accept a viewpoint other than their own, something the Senate is unwilling to do. It is now playing in New York, and is also available to stream.
With all the divisiveness going on in America today, it is nice to be able to have role models. The Supreme Court justices may not agree on issues but they do it in a rational manner. Justice Ginsberg recently spoke on how the court could bring even ideological opposites together. She spoke about her unlikely friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative stalwart, “I miss him very much,” and said last week, "If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia. Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game." Even more important, she is calling for a renewed bipartisanship when it comes to confirming federal judges.
Playwright John Strand hopes that this play will open people’s minds, “I want someone to listen to their political opposite and do it with respect. Justice Ginsberg and Justice Scalia each had a generosity of spirit. They were civil and cordial colleagues, as well as good friends. It seems almost impossible to have civility between differing views today. What I saw lacking was that people would make vicious commentary without ever having read his opinions beyond the superficial stuff in the press.
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I may have to check this out.
A modern stage drama that is NOT left-wing propaganda?
I know. I never would have guessed that such a play about Scalia would ever exist in New York.
Up until about a year ago, I was living in the Queens NY neighborhood he grew up in, but hadn’t known until shortly before I moved from there. I only lived there a few years, but had always wondered why a street in the neighborhood was named “Justice”. I actually stumbled on learning it was the area where he grew up. He lived there long ago in the 1950s. Nowadays its mostly Chinese, Koreans, and Hispanics. He went to a grade school across the street from my building, PS-13. It’s still there. The neighborhood, like so many others in New York City at the time, was largely Italian.
Aparently, both Ginsburg and Scalia were lovers of classical music (especially opera.) She’s a pianist; he sang. So they would be at social events,and Ginsburg would accompany Scalia on the piano while he sang.
I doubt we’ll ever see a play “The Treason Twins - Hillary and Obama” on Broadway - at least until the coming revolution and the leftists are all gone.
Antonin Scalia was an absolute A lister on the social circuit in Washington, DC; everyone wanted him at his or her function, regardless of how they felt about his jurisprudence or his politics. He was a great man, and he is missed daily by those of us who loved him.
As for RBG, her late husband Martin was a top tax attorney in DC, and was for over 20 years a law professor at Georgetown. One of his law partners, Harold Paul Green was a law professor at George Washington U., and an extremely lovely man. Looking back, I was really honored to be in two of his classes. Both of them were in the same law firm with Max Kampelman and Sargent Shriver, which is really saying something (Shriver was by far the finest person in the Kennedy “clan”).
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