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July 18th, 2012
07:54 PM ET

Justice Antonin Scalia on SuperPACS vs. the First Amendment: “You can’t separate speech from the money that facilitates the speech.”

Tonight at 9 p.m. Piers Morgan is invited inside the Supreme Court for a rare and candid visit with Justice Antonin Scalia.

In an exclusive interview from Washington, D.C., the Court's longest-serving justice touches upon topics ranging from religion to politics, explaining the thinking which allows him to arrive at his legal decisions.

The "Piers Morgan Tonight" host asks the self-described textualist if he believes Founding Father Thomas Jefferson would deem today's excessive political contributions to be abusive, and against the fundamental tenants of the Constitution:

“No, I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better,” quips Scalia, referring to the first amendment. “That’s what the first amendment is all about. So long as the people know where the speech is coming from.”

When Morgan clarifies, insisting his question refers not to speech, but instead to campaign financing and SuperPACS, Scalia surmises that the line is blurred: FULL POST

July 18th, 2012
06:51 PM ET

Justice Antonin Scalia on 2000's Bush v. Gore: "That comes up all the time, and my usual response is 'get over it'"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a rare and candid sit-down interview.

Joining the Court's longest-serving justice in Washington D.C., host Piers Morgan asks his guest to recount his most-contentious case:

"Well, I guess the one that created the most waves of disagreement was Bush v. Gore," says Scalia, referring to the famed United States Supreme Court decision dealing with the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election. "That comes up all the time, and my usual response is 'get over it.'"

Noting that it was the Democratic candidate who brought the case into the Courts, Scalia says he hasn't lost any sleep over the result: FULL POST

July 18th, 2012
12:50 PM ET

Exclusive Tonight: Justice Antonin Scalia

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" sits down with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington D.C. for an exclusive sit-down interview.

Scalia is one of the most powerful and polarizing people in America. CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin explained to Morgan why the justice is an extraordinary and important figure. "Single handedly, he [Scalia] changed the understanding of the Constitution in the United States," Toobin explained. "His theory is now the law."

Joining Scalia will be Professor Bryan A. Garner, Scalia's co-author of the new book, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts."

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m. for the hour-long interview with "the most important Supreme Court justice of the last 30 years, maybe 50 years."
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July 18th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Russell Brand on Katy Perry: "I still feel great feelings of compassion and warmth"

More than a year since his last visit, on Tuesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed back actor and comedian Russell Brand for a candid and revealing primetime exclusive.

Since stressing the importance of his marriage during his last appearance, much has changed for the "Arthur" star, as his divorce to Katy Perry was recently finalized. But despite the failed union, Brand says he holds no ill will towards the singer:

"Of course I still feel great feelings of compassion and warmth for Katy," Brand told Piers Morgan.

Back now living as a bachelor, the 37-year-old Brit has no complaints with the direction his existence has headed: FULL POST

July 18th, 2012
11:50 AM ET

Clips From Last Night: Michael Vick on watching his first dog fight and getting caught

On Tuesday, Michael Vick sat down with Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive interview. The very candid Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback did not shy away from difficult subject matter and even described the first time he saw a dog fight and the way it change him for the worse:

"I didn't know dogs would react in the way that they did," said Vick about how dogs behave in a fight. "I thought it may seem intriguing, you know, nobody ever said it was not the right thing to do or that it was wrong."

"You only go off what you see at such a young age," explained Vick about drawing his own conclusions about the morality of dog fighting. "As I grew up, I continued to think that, you know, it wasn't any consequences behind it or that I would never get in trouble for it."

Vick also described the painful moment when he had to tell his mother that he would be charged with running an illegal interstate dog fighting business. FULL POST

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Need to Know News: Top Syrian defense officials killed in blast; Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreck
July 18th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Need to Know News: Top Syrian defense officials killed in blast; Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreck

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For July 18, 2012 – Top Syrian defense officials killed in blast, Kerry Kennedy says seizure caused car wreck, and the New York Knicks let Jeremy Lin go... FULL POST

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