Supreme Court justice Scalia speaks at Tufts


MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a lecture at Tufts University about interpreting the U.S. Constitution, says it's possible for a law to be really stupid, but still constitutional.

Scalia's lecture attracted a small group of student protesters. Tufts' president said school officials had to increase seating capacity twice for Wednesday's event and turn away some law students because of ticket demand.

Scalia has served on the nation's highest court since 1986 following a nomination by President Ronald Reagan.

He spent about an hour talking about the U.S. Constitution, before answering audience questions.

He called the U.S. Constitution a legal document and "not an organism."

The justice also called himself a conservative, saying he'd put more people in jail if it was up to him, just not in violation of that document.