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Notable Speeches

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Top 5 of 2020: #2 – Justice Antonin Scalia Addresses the Class of 2015

Our second most-listened-to podcast of 2020 featured a graduation speech by Antonin Scalia, a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 until his death in 2016.

This 2015 address, presented at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., pokes fun at the platitudes often offered in graduation speeches, such as "follow your star" and "never compromise your principles."

Justice Scalia's remarks have been abridged slightly for this podcast.

A transcript of this address, under the title "Platitudes and Wisdom," is included in the 2017 book, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum).

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