Koch Brothers Donation Convinces George Mason University To Rename Its Law School For Antonin Scalia

From the Wall Street Journal:

George Mason University School of Law, named after a founding father known for his refusal to sign the Constitution, is renaming itself after a man famed for a strict adherence to its words: Justice Antonin Scalia.

George Mason University’s Board of Visitors, who are appointed by the Virginia governor, voted in favor of the renaming Thursday afternoon. The new full name of the Arlington, Va., school will be the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, school officials said. The school unveiled the name change Thursday afternoon, along with an announcement that it has received two donations totaling $30 million, including a $10 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginia’s higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The school’s dean expects that people will call it Scalia Law School for short. By July, all the school’s signage and marketing materials.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a statement calling the renaming a “fitting tribute.”