RIP Justice Antonin Scalia

My heart is broken with the horribly sad news of passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, a brilliant legal scholar, a charming, clever, witty big personality with friends all across the ideological spectrum.

Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly while visiting a resort in Texas.

From The San Antonio Express News:

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.

Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.

According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.

He was a staunch defender of the Constitution, a patriot, a fierce writing of brilliant dissents, a charming lover of opera, and one of the greatest Justices of all time.

At the risk of engaging in understatement, or being accused of having a profound grasp of the obvious, let me say, he will be greatly missed. I want to express my sincere condolences to his family on this extremely tragic day. He will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. His death is tremendous loss to the Court, and to our country. Right now, I don’t really feel like talking about the political implications of this very sad event. I just want to remember the intellectual giant, and reflect of how lucky we were to have him on the Court.

Rest in peace, Justice Scalia.

 

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