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First Word: Scalia said what?!?

At an event on Monday, Princeton University freshman asked Supreme Court Justice Scalia why he equated laws banning sodomy with those banning bestiality and mur
File photo: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2012. (File Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
File photo: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2012.

At an event on Monday, Princeton University freshman asked Supreme Court Justice Scalia why he equated laws banning sodomy with those banning bestiality and murder.  Scalia responded, “It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the ‘reduction to the absurd.’ If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”

Tonight at 10pm ET, we'll talk to the student, Duncan Hosie, who asked the question. More headlines shaping the rundown:

  • Scalia defends comparing laws against homosexuality to murder