U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (left) will be in Lubbock today for the Texas Tech University School of Law’s second annual Sandra Day O’Connor Distinguished Lecture Series. But between the time Scalia makes his public presentation, scheduled at 5 p.m. today in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, and the time he is scheduled to address the law school at 10 a.m. Monday, Scalia plans to do a little hunting – deer hunting, that is. W. Mark Lanier (right), founder of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston and Texas Tech law school alum who is underwriting the lecture series, says Scalia will join a group of lawyers for a hunt on a ranch that David Segrest, a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell, owns near Junction. Lanier says he expects Michael Holley, an attorney at The Lanier Law Firm, and Roger Key, a partner in Lubbock’s Key & Terrell, to join the hunting party. “He’s a big hunter,” Lanier says of Scalia. “He’s using this weekend to see if everything is bigger in Texas.” Hopefully, Scalia is a better hunter than Vice President Dick Cheney, who accidentally shot Austin attorney Harry Whittington on a quail hunt in 2006.
-- Mary Alice Robbins