Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is known for his sometimes controversial, always conservative positions delivered from the bench. But his contentious views extend beyond the courtroom.
In a speech Friday in Houston about Christianity, Scalia was asked if he was a Redskins fan. A seemingly innocuous (if unrelated) question for a man appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986 ... until Scalia opened his mouth.
“I'm not really much of a football fan," he said, via the Washington Post. "To the extent I am, I hate the Redskins. In fact, I always root for Dallas.”
Scalia was also asked about the current situation in Syria but on matters of foreign policy, the justice was able to show restraint.
"Naw, I shouldn't talk about that. I have strong views on it, though.”
So there you have it: The hometown professional football team: Scalia hates them. Syria: He can't talk about it publicly.