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Wednesday
Dec152010

Justice Scalia to Give Congress Lecture on Constitution, Separation of Powers

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has agreed to give new lawmakers a lesson on the Constitution.

Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., invited Scalia to lecture incoming House Members on the issue of the separation of powers.

Bachmann told ABC on election night as Republicans were sweeping to power in Congress that she would launch the series of lectures to educate incoming members.

She has said the classes could occur weekly and compared them to classes football players take to bone up on plays before a game. The classes should be open to all lawmakers.

So far, the first event with Scalia is closed to the press and slated to occur on Jan. 5. It is unclear whether there is precedent for such a meeting of the minds between the second and third branches.

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