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Scalia Defends Himself

“It did not involve a lawsuit against Dick Cheney as a private individual,” Scalia said in response to a question from the audience of about 600 people. “This was a government issue. It’s acceptable practice to socialize with executive branch officials when there are not personal claims against them. That’s all I’m going to say for now. Quack, quack.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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