Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service in Washington confirmed Scalia’s death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of South Texas.
The service’s spokeswoman, Donna Sellers, says Scalia had retired for the evening and was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Joe Schmo from Idaho says
THIS WAS A GOOD, HONEST and DECENT MAN. Not many of them left.. *Obummer now has his chance to slip a commie in there, when no one is looking.. Let’s hear it for the aye’s!… Joe Schmo from Idaho.
just what s Shmo would say.
Alan Humphries says
Very sad day for America. This weak Senat lead by McConnell better delay delay delay.Our Constitution will be shredded by a libtard court.
ILLINOIS BOB says
Antonin Scalia was respected by all, and transcended the politics. He thoughtfully challenged the other Supreme Court forcing them to conduct due diligence on behalf of our Country. May God rest his soul. He appeared to be a very good human being who seemed to add value every day of his life. Judge Scalia would have been a solid “founding father” influencer for our Country’s laws if he were alive in the early days of our Country. Judge Scalia is most certainly a respected modern day jurist who spoke the truth when interpreting our Constitution and governments role, unselfishly on the behalf of We The People and America.
Antonin Scalia’s passing is a loss for all of America, the Constitution, and for his “originalist” thought perspective at the Supreme Court level. Simply translated, We The People have our basic freedoms at risk now, and until a suitable replacement is approved by the Legislative Branch of government. I expect a quick Obama appointment, and look forward to a slow walked Legislative Branch evaluation and ultimate denial, followed by (hopefully) a President Trump appointment of the next Antonin Scalia.
Alan Humphries says
Hopefully he didn’t get Clintonized.
Main Street says
Reality tells us that these judges are appointed for their political connections rather than legal prowess. He did vote reasonably and was better than most judges. Always sad when anybody passes away.
There should be an autopsy.
It should not be assumed that the liberal crew didn’t dare assist in his demise in order to replace him to lock in solialism for the next 30 years.