Here's a look at the life of Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Personal: Birth date: March 11, 1936
Birth place: Trenton, New Jersey
Birth name: Antonin Scalia
Father: Eugene Scalia, professor at Brooklyn College
Mother: Catherine Louise (Panaro) Scalia, public school teacher
Marriage: Maureen McCarthy, (September 10, 1960 - present)
Children: Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, Margaret Jane
Education: University of Fribourg, Switzerland, joint degree with Georgetown University, 1955-1956;Georgetown University, A.B., Valedictorian, summa cum laude, 1957; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1960; Harvard University, Sheldon Fellow, editor of the Law Review, 1960-1961
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other Facts: First Italian-American justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Considered a conservative.
Oversees the Fifth Circuit.
Votes consistently in favor of free speech.
Strong opponent of abortion and affirmative action and is a strong advocate of federalism and separation of powers.
With the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, he became the longest-serving justice on the court.
Timeline: 1961-1967 - Associate at Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio.
1962 - Is admitted to the Ohio Bar.
1970 - Is admitted to the Virginia Bar.
1967-1974 - Professor at University of Virginia School of Law.
1971-1972 - General Counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, Executive Office of President.
1972-1974 - Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States, Washington.
1974-1977 - Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.
1977 - Visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; visiting professor at Georgetown Law Center.