Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia compared himself to Frodo Baggins in “Lord of the Rings” yet again during a speech Tuesday, Washington Examiner‘s Jenny Rogers reports.”I feel like I’m Frodo in ‘Lord of the Rings,'” Scalia said at an event held by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. “The evil eye will get us sooner or later, but it’s worth the fight.”
This was not the first time the outspoken justice has compared himself and other Constitutional originalists to the curly-haired, elfin character immortalised by Elijah Wood.
In “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” Frodo receives a ring filled with evil, which puts him at the “centre of a struggle for the future of the world,” according to this New York Times review.
Scalia’s Frodo comparisons suggest he views himself as an underdog hero, even though he serves on a largely conservative court.
Just last month, Scalia dropped Frodo’s name at the New York City Lawyers Chapter of another right-leaning group, The Federalist Society, Above the Law reported at the time.
Scalia said he and other orignalists were fighting a noble battle against tough odds.
“Buck up! Cheer up! The fight isn’t over,” Scalia said.
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