The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption Book Tour

January through April 2018
The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption Book Cover

Professor of Law Richard L. Hasen will participate in a variety of speaking engagements this winter on his forthcoming book The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption, scheduled to be published March 20, 2018. 

Schedule of Events

February 7

Justice Antonin Scalia: Life and Legacy
A conversation with Richard L. Hasen, Kannon Shanmugam and Elizabeth Wydra
6-7:45 p.m., National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
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March 5

Judging Scalia: Richard L. Hasen in Conversation with Kate Shaw
12 p.m., Cardozo Law, New York, NY
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March 5

The Complex Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia: Rick Hasen in Conversation with Joan Biskupic
6:30 p.m., Brennan Center, NYU, New York, NY
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March 6

Justice of Contradictions: Discussing Scalia's Legacy
A conversation with Richard L. Hasen and Susan Bloch, moderated by Adam Liptak of the New York Times
12:15-1:30 p.m., Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
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March 15

The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption
Evening, Northeastern Law, Boston, MA
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March 20

The Supreme Court's Past, Present and Future
A conversation with Richard L. Hasen and Adam Winkler
5:30-6:30 p.m. (reception and book signing to follow), UCI Law, Irvine, CA
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March 28

The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption
A conversation with Richard L. Hasen and Erwin Chemerinsky
12 p.m., LA ALOUD, Los Angeles, CA
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April 9

Guest Speaker Series: Prof. Hasen Book Discussion
12 p.m., UCI Law, Irvine, CA
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Critical Acclaim

“Like a Scalia opinion, The Justice of Contradictions is superbly written, filled with brilliant insights and unsparing in its analysis. Both liberals and conservatives will see Scalia and his legacy in a new and more illuminating light.”—Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

"Rick Hasen uses his powerful analytic ability to point out the numerous contradictions and inconsistencies in Scalia's jurisprudence. Any serious student of the Supreme Court will find much to admire, and something to disagree with, in this important book."—Burt Neuborne, author of Madison's Music: On Reading the First Amendment

"A brilliant analysis of Justice Antonin Scalia’s work.   This clearly written and accessible book will be an essential resource for all thinking about Scalia’s place in history and the last three decades of American law."—Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

“An accessible and insightful account of Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most colorful, controversial, and iconoclastic justices.  Hasen delivers a nuanced appreciation of a brilliant man whose many internal contradictions undermined his own potential for influence on the Court—even as he profoundly shaped the way we think and argue about constitutional law today.”—David Cole, National Legal Director, ACLU, and author of Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed

"Antonin Scalia was one of the most consequential and controversial justices in the history of the Supreme Court. Rick Hasen has given us a masterpiece on his jurisprudence and his personality—sophisticated but accessible, insightful and penetrating. A must-read for anyone interested in the Court and its impact on society."—Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute