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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead at West Texas Ranch


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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia apparently died of natural causes at a posh resort in West Texas.

From New York Times

Justice Antonin Scalia, whose transformative legal theories, vivid writing and outsize personality made him a leader of a conservative intellectual renaissance in his three decades on the Supreme Court, was found dead on Saturday at a resort in West Texas, according to a statement from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He was 79.

“He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues,” Chief Justice Roberts said. “His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.”

The cause of death was not immediately released.

Justice Scalia began his service on the court as an outsider known for caustic dissents that alienated even potential allies. But his theories, initially viewed as idiosyncratic, gradually took hold, and not only on the right and not only in the courts.

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  • Westside says:

    Been seated way way to long. Appointed by Republican Pres. Ronald Regan. Now Obama will appoint a democratic Judge. There are too many (R) judges appointed by Regan, which need to be retired. This is one of many issues plaguing the judicial system, these old cronies which hold this office, stay on and on for decades. Hope Hillary Clinton can appoint some female judges too.