Scalia was a horrible judge who operated under the influence of a legal theory so insane that under it women were not people under the meaning of the 14th Amendment. That had negative consequences for the whole nation. Yet I suppose we should avoid hating a person for being in the grip of bad ideas. "Equally empty, equally to be loved, equally a coming Buddha."
And now, fasten your seatbelts for a SCOTUS nomination during an election campaign. Gonna be interesting.
The supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has died. He was 79.
The Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott issued a statement confirming the news and paying tribute to Scalia, a noted and staunch conservative.
The San Antonio Express News reported that Scalia was found dead on Saturday at a ranch in the Big Bend region of Texas, south of Marfa, and said he had been staying at a ranch for a private party, and was discovered to have died after not attending a breakfast.
Local ABC affiliate KVIA reported that Scalia died in his sleep after a day of quail hunting.