Thursday, January 24, 2013

About Justice Scalia’s Cap at the Inauguration

I could not bear to watch much of the festivities Monday. But it has come to my attention that Supreme Court Justice Scalia wore a cap both stately and jaunty at the Inauguration.

It turns out the cap was a gift presented in 2010 from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia and “is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More.”

To echo the conclusion of Matthew Schmitz of First Things:

Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty of church and integrity of Christian conscience to the inauguration of a president whose policies have imperiled both: Make of it what you will.

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