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Post Reply U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died
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Posted 2/13/16

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.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/us-world/article/Senior-Associate-Justice-Antonin-Scalia-found-6828930.php#photo-9291000


This will cause a big mess.
Posted 2/13/16
While Scalia and Thomas are my least favorite SCOTUS judges, this is sad.
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Posted 2/13/16 , edited 2/14/16
Bye.

Condolescences to his family of course, but sorry...I'm sure he might've been very nice off the courts but the last thing this country needs is to validate racist politicians like this old fart. Unfortunely, with Obama on the way out basically, I don't know if the Senate will allow another nomination to take his place, or whether they'll wait until who gets the nomination for president.



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Posted 2/13/16
I won't lie and say I liked most of Scalia's decisions on the bench, but my sympathies to his family and loved ones.
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Posted 2/13/16
I feel shocked and saddened by this news...
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Posted 2/13/16 , edited 2/15/16
Wonder what SJW Obama will try to appoint to Justice now. Say goodbye to free speech, and say hello to everyone being offended and "triggered".
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Posted 2/13/16 , edited 2/14/16
I actually cracked a small smile when I read that.
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Posted 2/13/16 , edited 2/13/16
Despite my disagreements, he will surely be missed.
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Posted 2/14/16
Interesting. Means that the upcoming election is gonna be less important than I thought.
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Posted 2/14/16
So what was he known for?if his death causes this much shock?
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Jan- wrote:

So what was he known for?if his death causes this much shock?

He was one of the more prominent conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court since he was appointed by Ronald Reagan in the 80's. He's notable for being staunchly opposed to affirmative action, and abortion, while favoring the death penalty. He often released long, vitriolic opinions whenever he disagreed with the court's majority.
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Posted 2/14/16
Condolences to his family and friends.....

I didn't like the guy much when I was a conservative.....

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/6-cases-now-decided-justice-scalias-death
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Posted 2/14/16 , edited 2/15/16

Nogara-san wrote:
I'm sure he might've been very nice off the courts but the last thing this country needs is to validate racist politicians like this old fart.

On what basis do you slander him as a racist?

One of the saner voices on the court.
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Posted 2/14/16 , edited 2/15/16

iriomote wrote:


Jan- wrote:

So what was he known for?if his death causes this much shock?

He was one of the more prominent conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court since he was appointed by Ronald Reagan in the 80's. He's notable for being staunchly opposed to affirmative action, and abortion, while favoring the death penalty. He often released long, vitriolic opinions whenever he disagreed with the court's majority.


He also had the balls to do the job.
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Posted 2/14/16
For better or worse, his death will change the American courts.

And not a snowball's chance in hell of a new justice being appointed before November.
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