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Ga. Supreme Court Justice Discusses Scalia, And His Own Future

Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, shown with a photo of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the wall behind him, shared memories of his former boss.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, shown with a photo of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the wall behind him, shared memories of his former boss.
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One of Georgia’s Supreme Court justices has vivid memories of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

David Nahmias clerked for Scalia in the early ’90s.

In a conversation in his chambers at the state Supreme Court, Nahmias remembered Scalia as a demanding, but kind boss, who — for all the controversy surrounding him — tried to get everything right.

Speaking with Denis O’Hayer, Nahmias also reflected on the ways in which Scalia changed the Supreme Court’s decision-making process, and he answered questions about his own future.