Daily Beast to Scalia: “Do you sodomize your wife?”
When the time came for audience questions, a student named Eric Berndt stood up in the packed auditorium and pressed Scalia to explain his dissent, particularly his opinion as to whether it was constitutional for the government to peer into the bedrooms of consenting adults and punish them for what goes on in there. When Scalia did not answer to the student’s satisfaction, Berndt asked him, “Do you sodomize your wife?”
just destroyed a Supreme Court Justice. Scalia couldn't answer the question, but people supporting him wanted Scalia to hide behind his status in society. If this was a Perry Mason episode, Scalia would have lost the case. He probably would have used the fifth or committed perjury.