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.