Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative justice on the Supreme Court, has died at the age of 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, said Scalia had retired for the evening and was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast.
In a statement Saturday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts said: “On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family.”
Justice Scalia, the first Italian American to serve on the court, was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He was known for his unwavering faith that was the backbone to his conservative beliefs and upholding Constitutional values. ContinueReading…
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79