Local attorney remembers Justice Scalia

Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 09:43:52-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla--Those who knew Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Palm Beach County are reacting to his death with shock and sadness.

Gary Lesser says Scalia guest lectured for a constitutional law class at the University of Miami several years ago.

"Respected that he was willing to be a warrior at all times."

Attorney Gary Lesser says Scalia style came out frequently during his lectures and remembers clearly the time he challenged a student who questioned him.

"That ended up being indicative of his style. He was not afraid to go to war on intellectual issues."

Lesser says the Scalia loved speaking to law school students because he wanted to make them think.

"He really believed the constitution is the heart of democracy. Wherever you come up with on an issue, be prepared to have a well thought out point of view."