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Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is holding a dedication ceremony today for its criminal justice institute named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Chancellor Robin Myers will introduce John Scalia, who will represent the late justice's family, at 7 p.m. at the Coulter Performing Arts Center in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, college officials said. John Scalia is one of Antonin Scalia's sons and an attorney.

The event is limited to ticket holders for the performance of Cinderella by the Russian National Ballet Theater, the college said. The performance will start immediately after John Scalia's introduction.

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The community college received the go-ahead earlier this year to name its criminal justice department after Antonin Scalia, who visited the campus in April 2015, speaking with political science and history students and giving a public lecture. While in Arkansas, he also went hunting and fishing.

The first Italian-American to serve on the Supreme Court, Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Scalia was scheduled for other events in Mountain Home but died in February last year.

Metro on 04/19/2017

Print Headline: Dedication today will honor Scalia

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