“If this was a Harry Potter movie, liberals would put Justice Scalia on a wanted poster as undesirable number one,” said Hatch. “And yet they just can’t seem to look away. The principles and laws on which he stands are so compelling… that whether you love him or hate him, you simply must deal with him.”

In the seventh Harry Potter book, the “death eaters” refer to Harry Potter as “undesirable number one” and dispense wanted posters bearing his name across the wizarding world.

While Hatch painted a picture of Scalia as a polarizing hero in the Supreme Court, he also noted the Senate had unanimously confirmed him to his post.

Hatch, who was delivering a tribute to Scalia, also praised his dedication to original meaning when interpreting the Constitution and called him “a man who we all respect.”

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