Antonin Scalia (born March 11, 1936) is a jurist on the Supreme Court of the United States. His is an Associate Justice. Scalia was put on the Court in 1986 and is the longest-serving justice still on the Court. Before becoming a justice, he was on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was a law professor. He is a Roman Catholic born to Italian American parents. He was the first Italian-American on the Court. Scalia is from New Jersey, but grew up in Queens, New York. Scalia went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Scalia is noted for holding a conservative approach to the law. He also believes in originalism. This means he wants the Constitution interpreted exactly as its framers had wanted it. Scalia and fellow judge Clarence Thomas often have the same viewpoints.
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