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In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, 1972–1974

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children – Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960–1961. Scalia was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1961–1967, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia from 1967–1971, and a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago from 1977–1982, and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and Stanford University. He was chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law, 1981–1982, and its Conference of Section Chairmen, 1982–1983. He served the federal government as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971–1972, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972–1974, and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974–1977. He was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

Antonin Scalia on Independent Agencies

ANTONIN SCALIA: I also want to respond to Jim Tozzi’s points. There is an explanation other than isolation from OMB for the relative deregulatory lethargy of the independent agencies in the present administration.

It has to do with a division within the ranks of the administration’s regulatory reformers though not, in my opinion, the split which George Eads suggests between a “regulation-should-be-efficient” group on the one hand and a “regulation-is-inherently-evil” group on the other. I see the division this way:

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