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Justice Antonin Scalia – the consummate travelin man as long as he ain’t paying

Justice Antonin Scalia is the consummate traveling man who has dedicated his career to collecting wages he clearly does not deserve.
From 1992 through 2007, Justice Antonin Scalia took at least 74 trips lasting a minimum of 577 days to foreign venues. Justice Scalia didn’t pay for any of these trips as they were paid for by other entities. In addition, he took well over 100 trips throughout the country that were also paid by others. On many trips he was accompanied by his wife and her expenses were also paid by other groups.
The table below shows the various foreign cities/countries that Justice Scalia took over the years.


Buenos Aires, ARG
Melbourne, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Innsbruck, Austria
Vienna, Austria
Alberta, Canada
Manitoba, Canada
Montreal, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Beijing, China
Copenhagen, DK
London, England
Cambridge, England
Nice, France
Berlin, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Dublin, Ireland
Galway, Ireland
New Delhi, India
Rhodes, Greece
Jerusalem, Israel
Palermo, Italy
Florence, Italy
Genoa, Italy
Sorrento, Italy
Venice, Italy
Kyoto, Japan
Osaka, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Oslo, Norway
Auckland, NZ
The Netherlands
Lima, Peru
Ponce, PR
San Juan, PR
Lisbon, Portugal
Moscow, Russia
Edinburgh, Scotland
Madrid, Spain
Stockholm, Sweden
Zurich, Switzerland
Istanbul, Turkey


Justice Scalia took at least ten (10) trips (his wife accompanied him on most of them) that we know of to Italy! Maybe the trips were necessary because Ol’ Tony was dissatisfied with the lousy (schifoso) zuppa di verdura (vegetable soup) offered at Finemondo’s in downtown DC.  
It is well known that the zuppa di verdura served at Il Matraciano’s at 55 Via dei Gracchi in Rome is superb (slpendido). In addition, there was an extra benefit for Tony by dining at Il Matraciano’s. It provided him with the opportunity to commiserate with other black-robed aristocrats, that being cardinals from the Vatican who were frequent visitors.
When an inquisitive journalist asked Tony how many trips he and/or his wife had taken to Italy since 1992 at no cost to himself, Tony responded as set forth in the photo to the right..
Justice Antonin Scalia – The Teaching Man
To supplement his paltry salary of $213,900 (ca. 2009), Justice Scalia hires himself out as a so-called law school teacher. From 2003 through 2007, Justice Scalia pulled in $113,500 for teaching at various law schools. The wages he received are outlandish to say the least as seen by the examples below.
  • $10,000 – Harvard – one day
  • $8,000 – Vanderbilt – two days
  • $5,000 – William & Mary – one day
  • $10,000 – Univ. of Cincinnati – 2 days
  • $10,000 – Univ. of Connecticut – 2 days
  • $7,500 – Univ. of Toledo – 2 days
In addition to the outrageous wages paid to Justice Scalia, all of his travel expenses were paid by the universities named above. Who in the hell would pay a law professor $10,000 for a one-day lecture? More importantly, who were the so-called public servants at Cincinnati and Connecticut Universities that authorized the payment of $5,000 to Justice Scalia for one days work. And lastly, since I lived in Toledo for over 50-years, I find it absolutely appalling that this publicly-funded school would pay Justice Scalia $3,750 per day to give lectures. Even worse is the fact that Justice Antonin Scalia had the audacity to demand such payments, which clearly proves that he is an ethical dwarf.
The Supreme Court shuts down from July through September, meaning Justice Scalia is on paid vacation for at least 90 days. In addition, Justice Scalia averages about 70 days a year gallivanting around the world and/or throughout the country. Therefore, Justice Antonin Scalia’s average work year consists of about eighty-two (82) days a year (based on average work year of 242 days).
Justice Antonin Scalia is paid $213,900 a year, which equates to $518 a day and $65 an hour based on a 242 days of work per year. Since Justice Antonin Scalia works no more than 82 days a year as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, his actual daily wage is $2,608 and his hourly rate is $326. Of course this is based on him actually working 8 hours a day, which of course he doesn’t.
In the recent past, Justice Antonin Scalia has argued that federal judges deserve a pay raise of around 50% because they are either overworked and/or because the lousy wages are not attracting the best attorneys in the country to the federal judiciary. This argument by Justice Antonin Scalia is pure bunk and will be proven to be so in a future article. As they say, stay tuned!
If Congress granted the federal judiciary a 50% pay increase, Justice Antonin Scalia’s annual salary would increase to $320,850. Since he only works 82 days a year his daily wage for actual work performed would increase to $3,913 and his hourly rate would be $489.
I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping that Congress will do the right thing, and vote to increase Tony’s salary to $320,850 a year. After all, a workaholic like Tony deserves it, right?
Justice Antonin Scalia’s Measly Annual Income
In 2007, Justice Antonin Scalia’s annual income from all sources was as follows:
  1. $203,000 = judicial salary
  2. $33,000 = book advance
  3. $25,000 = teaching income
  4. $86,000 = interest/investment income
  5. $347,000 = total income for 2007
In addition to the above, the Washington Golf and Tennis Club pays $4,000 a year for Tony’s membership and the University Club pays $1,500 for another membership.
It almost makes ya wanna cry to see how little Justice Antonin Scalia earns in one year, right?
An unreliable source indicated that Justice Antonin Scalia’s response to hosing the taxpayers by spending an inordinate amount of time traveling, etc. was captured in the photo above.





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