Supreme Court

Justice Scalia Says He'd Probably Want To Be a Texan if He Weren't a Virginian

Recently welcomed to Texas by Gov. Rick Perry


AUSTIN, Texas –  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that if he weren't a Virginian he'd "probably want to be a Texan."

Swearing in new Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht before a packed state House chamber, Scalia said, "I do fit right in here." That came in response to Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who suggested in an address moments earlier that Texas and its fiercely conservative politics suited Scalia.