Eugene Scalia

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Eugene Scalia
Personal details
Born (1963-10-25) October 25, 1963 (age 54)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Parents Antonin Scalia
Maureen Scalia
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Chicago (J.D.)
Wharton Business School (M.B.A.)

Eugene Scalia (born August 14, 1963)[1] is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and son of late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.[2]

Scalia was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia majoring in economics with a minor in political science, attended law school at the University of Chicago, and received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.


In 2000, his firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represented George W. Bush in front of the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore.[3] He previously served as the solicitor (chief legal officer) of the Department of Labor, having been appointed by President George W. Bush in April 2001 and taken the position in January 2002 following a recess appointment by Bush.[4] He was accused by Democratic Senators of being hostile to workers and criticized for his articles criticizing ergonomics.[5]

Eugene argued the winning side in Wal-Mart v. Maryland in July 2006, which invalidated a state law under which large companies with at least 10,000 employees would have been required to spend at least 8% of their payroll on employee healthcare.[6]


  1. ^ "Eugene Scalia". Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, Patrick (January 13, 2014). "The Supreme Court Could Halt the Recess Appointments That Got Scalia's Son His Job". Mother Jones. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Zuckman, Jill (November 29, 2000). "Justice Scalia's Son A Lawyer In Firm Representing Bush Before Top Court". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ Marquis, Christopher (January 12, 2002). "Bush Bypasses Senate on 2 More Nominees". New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Clymer, Adam (October 3, 2001). "Parties Struggle in Senate Over Labor Dept. Nominee". New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "'Wal-Mart Law' in Md. Rejected By Court". Washington Post. July 20, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 

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