1977-1982 - Law professor at the University of Chicago.
1980-1981 - Visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
August 17, 1982 - Scalia is sworn in as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
September 26, 1986 - Is sworn in as Supreme Court associate justice, filling the seat left by William Rehnquist when he became Chief Justice.
January 2004 - Scalia takes a duck hunting trip in Louisiana with Vice President Cheney, three weeks after the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case of Cheney v. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
April 7, 2004 - Tapes of a speech Scalia gave at a Mississippi high school, recorded by two journalists, are erased at the request of a United States deputy marshal, triggering outrage from journalism groups.
March 18, 2004 - Scalia issues a 21-page memo in which he explains his reasons for not recusing himself from the Cheney case.
March 27, 2006 - The Boston Herald reports that Scalia made "an obscene gesture, flicking his hand under his chin" in response to a question about whether lawyers might question his impartiality in matters of church and state. Scalia later writes a letter to the editor that the gesture was not obscene at all, but an attempt at being dismissive.
October 21, 2006 - States in a speech at the National Italian American Foundation that issues like abortion and suicide rights have nothing to do with the Constitution, and unelected judges too often choose to find new rights at the expense of the democratic process.
October 3, 2011 - The Supreme Court kicks off its new term with a brief salute to Justice Scalia who is marking his 25th year on the high court.