The Hartford Courant on the hypocrisy of Antonin Scalia: This week, Justice Scalia addressed high school students in Hattiesburg, Miss., on the importance of protecting constitutional rights. During the event, a federal marshal told two news reporters that they could not record the justice's remarks. There was no announcement on barring electronic recordings, but the justice simply did not want such coverage. The marshal erased the tape of an Associated Press reporter and directed a local newspaper reporter to delete her tape. It is appalling that a jurist on the highest court in the land would try to dictate the terms of coverage of any public speech, let alone one in which he extolled the U.S. Constitution as "something extraordinary, something to revere." Was he suggesting that a free press is fine, just as long as it does not apply to him and his speeches?


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