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January 17, 2018 The Modern Law Library

Bryan Garner reflects on his friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia in ‘Nino and Me’

By Lee Rawles

To Bryan Garner, editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, Justice Antonin Scalia was a friend, a mentor, a collaborator and a fellow lover of words. In the wake of Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016, Garner reflected back over their relationship, from their first brief introduction in 1988 to the trip they took to Asia together in the last weeks of Scalia’s life. Those reflections turned into his latest book, Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Garner speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about what gave him the confidence to ask a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice to co-author two books; the four style issues he and Scalia were never able to agree on; and what it was like to write his first memoir.


Related articles:

ABA Journal (April 2016): “Bryan Garner’s tribute to his friend and co-author Antonin Scalia”

The Modern Law Library (2012): “Scalia Discusses Views on Textualism and the Process of Co-Writing His New Book” (podcast)

ABA Journal (2008): “Scalia and Garner on Appellate Advocacy” (podcast)

In This Podcast:

Lee Rawles
Bryan A. Garner is editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and the president of Dallas-based LawProse Inc. He has written more than 20 books, including Making Your Case and Reading Law, which were co-authored by Justice Antonin Scalia. His most recent book is Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. He writes a regular column, Bryan Garner on Words, for the ABA Journal. (Photo by Terri Glanger.)