Scalia accepts invitation to address House GOP

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made official her invitation to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to address House Republicans.

Bachmann confirmed in a statement that the conservative judge had accepted an invitation to address a seminar on the U.S. Constitution, as had been rumored.

“I am delighted that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has accepted my invitation to speak to members of Congress about the separation of powers," Bachmann said in a statement.

"It is a special privilege to have him address the first of what will be regular seminars featuring constitutional scholars," she added. "In his 24 years of service on the high court, Justice Scalia has distinguished himself by his ‘originalist’ approach to constitutional interpretation.”

The seminar will be a rare meeting of the minds between the House GOP and a sitting Supreme Court justice, especially at a time when a number of political issues are making their way to the high court.

Many House conservatives are hoping that the Supreme Court, with Scalia as a key member, will vote to strike down elements of President Obama's healthcare law as unconstitutional.

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