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Scalia has hate in his heart — for the Redskins

Justice Antonin Scalia is used to controversy, especially when he hits the road for speeches and answers questions from the audience. Feminists, affirmative action advocates and gay rights supporters are used to being outraged by Scalia’s blunt words.

But the court’s senior associate justice may have touched the third-rail of Washington politics Friday night at a speech in Houston about Christianity. It turns out the devout Catholic has hate in his heart, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Q: Are you a Redskins fan?

Scalia: "I'm not really much of a football fan. To the extent I am, I hate the Redskins. In fact, I always root for Dallas."

Scalia did show restraint when asked how he would “handle Syria.”

"Naw. I shouldn't talk about that,” Scalia said. “I have strong views on it, though."

Robert Barnes has been a Washington Post reporter and editor since 1987. He has covered the Supreme Court since November 2006.



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