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Wesleyan Students to Protest Scalia Appearance

Scalia will be speaking Thursday night at a sold-out lecture titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment."

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 20: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Capitol Hill May 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. Scalia and fellow Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testified to the subcommittee about the Administrative Conference of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Some Wesleyan University students say they'll be protesting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's appearance at the Connecticut campus.

    Scalia will be speaking Thursday night at a sold-out lecture titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment."

    A group of students calling itself the "Scalia Welcoming Committee" says it will protest outside the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. They claim Scalia represents "unjust and oppressive political systems" and "corporate control of elections."

    Members of the "Occupy" movement also plan to protest. The movement is critical of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the Citizens United case that declared political spending by corporations and unions free speech and made it possible for super PACs to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.

    Scalia voted with the 5-4 majority in the case.