Words From My Father

For my children...

                          Some favorite quotes:

"The 'wall of separation between church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned."

-- Chief Justice William Rehnquist, from his dissent in Wallace v. Jaffree, 1985


"Now the Senate is looking for moderate judges, mainstream judges. What in the world is a moderate interpretation of a constitutional text? Halfway between what it says and what we'd like it to say?"

-- U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Aug. 29, 2005

Below are the notes sent in 2017. Clicking on the note name will open it. There are more notes on the next and previous pages.