Justice Scalia Hangs Out in the Langdell Reading Room

Justice Scalia Hangs Out in the Langdell Reading Room

Justice ScaliaPortrait of Justice Antonin Scalia by Nelson Shanks paid a visit to our Reading Room last Thursday to see his official Supreme Court portrait hung at the north end of the Langdell Reading Room.

The portrait will eventually reside at the Court, but we benefit from the Court’s policy not to hang portraits of sitting justices. Dean Kagan was on hand for the brief ceremony, at which the Library’s art curator, Melinda Spitzer Johnston, made brief comments, followed by remarks by the artist, Nelson Shanks, and Justice Scalia himself. So now you can study in the company of the Justice … as long as you don’t mind him looking down on you.

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