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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a 68-year-old conservative on the high court, has gotten a lot of attention recently for public remarks in a couple of forums that seemed to advocate orgies. An item in Bits and Pieces last week remarked on the stir. But it turns out that one widely publicized quote omitted a few crucial words. The editorial bit noted that the Harvard Crimson had quoted Scalia as saying, “Sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.” The day before Bits and Pieces was published, the Crimson ran a correction, saying that what Scalia actually said was: “I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.”
In the same article that misquoted Scalia on orgies, the Crimson reported that in his talk at Harvard, Scalia got into a tongue-in-cheek discussion about the definition of group sex. Scalia, the Crimson said, ridiculed a European court for striking down a British law that bans group gay sex on the grounds that the law violated privacy. Scalia asked the rhetorical question of how many people have to be involved in a sex act for it to no longer qualify as “private.” He answered his own question: “Presumably it is some number between five and the number of people required to fill the Coliseum,” Scalia said.