Sunday, August 10, 2008
At a luncheon yesterday at the Harvard Club in New York City, Scribes conferred its third-ever award to recognize lifetime achievement in writing. The recipient was Justice Antonin Scalia, who suggested that Scribes come up with a new name for that award because it reminded him of the Lifetime Oscar that is given to an actor or actress who is frequently nominated for an Oscar but who never wins. We will have a fuller report later on Scalia's award and on the other awards conferred yesterday by Scribes, along with some great photographs. Congratulations to Joe Kimble (executive director of Scribes) and the Scribes leadership for organizing a great program yesterday.
For the ABA Journal's report, which includes some of Scalia's comments as he received the award, see: http://www.abajournal.com/news/scalia_legal_writing_doesnt_exist
Please note the co-authors of this blog do not necessarily endorse those comments.