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The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia.

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Was Scalia, a Catholic who often speaks about his how faith frames his worldview, subtly stating his defiance of political authority, making an argument about religious freedom today, or was his head just really cold?
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 08:07:09 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 08:22:08 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 08:27:49 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.

Totally out of Thomas More's and Justice Scalia's league, the lot of them. (Not like S. is in risk of losing his hat head - his seat, at the most.)
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 08:56:19 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.

Totally out of Thomas More's and Justice Scalia's league, the lot of them. (Not like S. is in risk of losing his hat head - his seat, at the most.)
I wouldn't disagree.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 08:55:27 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.

Totally out of Thomas More's and Justice Scalia's league, the lot of them. (Not like S. is in risk of losing his hat head - his seat, at the most.)
I wouldn't disagree.

Except he cannot lose his seat. He serves until he retires, dies, or AFAIK is censured and removed by the Supreme Court. Is that not so?
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 09:26:46 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.

Totally out of Thomas More's and Justice Scalia's league, the lot of them. (Not like S. is in risk of losing his hat head - his seat, at the most.)
I wouldn't disagree.

Except he cannot lose his seat. He serves until he retires, dies, or AFAIK is censured and removed by the Supreme Court. Is that not so?
there's always assassination.
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 09:41:01 PM »
Angling for martyrdom, huh? ::)
A number of our own saints have "angled" for martyrdom.

Totally out of Thomas More's and Justice Scalia's league, the lot of them. (Not like S. is in risk of losing his hat head - his seat, at the most.)
I wouldn't disagree.

Except he cannot lose his seat. He serves until he retires, dies, or AFAIK is censured and removed by the Supreme Court. Is that not so?
there's always assassination.

Which would, as a matter of course, be completely accidental.
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 10:25:32 PM »
God save Scalia.
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 11:33:58 PM »
What a drama queen :-). Eish.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/justice-antonin-scalias-inauguration-headgear-more-than-a-hat/2013/01/22/4c85ff14-649f-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_blog.html

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The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia.

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Was Scalia, a Catholic who often speaks about his how faith frames his worldview, subtly stating his defiance of political authority, making an argument about religious freedom today, or was his head just really cold?
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 11:44:46 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/justice-antonin-scalias-inauguration-headgear-more-than-a-hat/2013/01/22/4c85ff14-649f-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_blog.html

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The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia.

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Was Scalia, a Catholic who often speaks about his how faith frames his worldview, subtly stating his defiance of political authority, making an argument about religious freedom today, or was his head just really cold?

Notice the similarity of this cap with those worn by Greek Orthodox Priests?
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 12:05:01 AM »
You know what's next



One can hope!  ;)

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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 12:07:20 AM »
You know what's next



One can hope!  ;)

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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 01:38:58 AM »
When in-Justice Rehnquist, who decided in Ingraham v Wright that schools could beat students with thick wooden boards without even giving them a hearing like students must get before suspension, conducted Clinton's impeachment hearing he needlessly "invented" his own robe decorations, adding gold stripes:


Scalia's hat is rather benign, if not pleasant, in contrast.
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Re: Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 02:26:31 AM »
When in-Justice Rehnquist, who decided in Ingraham v Wright that schools could beat students with thick wooden boards without even giving them a hearing like students must get before suspension, conducted Clinton's impeachment hearing he needlessly "invented" his own robe decorations, adding gold stripes:


Scalia's hat is rather benign, if not pleasant, in contrast.

Oh, wow.

Just wow.

What next?

Why did he not wear his doctorate robe and hat.
Some of those scholastic garbs can be very outlandish.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.