BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead

 

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago. Scalia on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Scalia has been giving speeches around the country to promote his new book, "Reading Law," and his lecture at Princeton comes just days after the court agreed to take on two cases that challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago. Scalia on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. …(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A constant voice for reason and sanity has been silenced.  On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Antonin Scalia, the most colorful member of the conservative wing of the Supreme Court of the United States, was found dead at Cibolo Creek Ranch in the Big Bend region south of Marfa in West Texas.  All reports at this writing are that the death was the result of natural causes.

Scalia was attending a private party of about forty people and failed to materialize for breakfast.  Members of the party were concerned and went to his chamber to investigate, finding his body.

Even though there is no reported evidence of foul play, according to the Daily News, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the FBI have opened investigations into His Honor’s death.

US District Judge Fred Biery said he was notified of Scalia’s death on Saturday morning.

‘I was told it was this morning,’ Biery told My San Antonio of Scalia’s death. ‘It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it’s pretty vague right now as to how.

‘My reaction is it’s very unfortunate. It’s unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we’re in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected.’

Watchers of the regime currently occupying the White House are not so sure.  However, reaction to the unexpected announcement began with a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Texas Gov Greg Abbott called Scalia an ‘unwavering defender of the written Constitution’ in a statement about the Justice’s death.

‘He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution,’ Abbott said. ‘We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law.

‘Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.’

As do the people of the United States of America who depended on Justice Scalia for solid, constitutional reasoning, and much needed comic relief when the court started taking itself too seriously.

Scalia was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.  He leaves behind his wife of 55 years Maureen, nine children, many grandchildren, and a grateful nation.

About the Author

Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

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