March 27, 2006

That wacky Antonin Scalia.

The US Supreme Court's 'Mr Right' just keeps getting himself into the news:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics.

A Boston Herald reporter asked the 70-year-old conservative Roman Catholic if he faces much questioning over impartiality when it comes to issues separating church and state.

'You know what I say to those people?' Scalia replied, making the obscene gesture and explaining 'That`s Sicilian.'

The 20-year veteran of the high court was caught making the gesture by a photographer with The Pilot, the Archdiocese of Boston`s newspaper.

'Don`t publish that,' Scalia told the photographer, the Herald said.

I've tried to find a copy of the photo, but have had no luck so far. If anyone knows of a link, please leave a comment.

Via UPI.

Posted by Magpie at March 27, 2006 02:31 PM | US News | Technorati links |