NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy March 18, as the 2014 Hedrick Fellow. Justice Scalia will address the corps of cadets in Leamy Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., in an event that is open to the public.
Justice Scalia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and is currently the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court. He took his seat on the Court, Sept. 26, 1986.
The purpose of the Hedrick Fellow program is to bring world-renowned political, military, and industry leaders to the Academy to share their knowledge and insight with cadets and faculty, and provide an opportunity for the Coast Guard’s future leaders to learn from the experiences of America's most distinguished leaders. Past fellows include former Presidents George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford.
Editor's Note: For media attending the event, recording devices are permitted for note taking purposes but not for broadcast. Still photos should be limited to the first 1-2 minutes, and again for 1-2 minutes at the conclusion of the address. No video is permitted. Justice Scalia’s visits with students are considered private and are not open to coverage.