Justice Scalia Reported Dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been reported dead at age 79, while on a hunting trip in Texas. Scalia was the longest-serving current Justice, and was appointed in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. His death was seemingly unexpected, as no illnesses had been reported.

Scalia was widely considered to be the most conservative justice. He was a staunch opponent of abortion, and recently became the subject of criticism after suggesting black students might do better at “slower” schools. The upcoming appointment process will likely become a large part of this year’s presidential election, and has potential to be a defining aspect of Obama’s legacy.

While those of us at Skepchick may disagree with Justice Scalia on political matters, our thoughts are with his family.

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  1. February 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm —

    I find comfort in the fact that the Hell he believes in does not exist, because no person deserves to go there, and I would not wish it on Scalia.

    That said, my sentiments are best summed up by Elvis Costello.

    • February 14, 2016 at 7:35 am —

      I wouldn’t wish hell on Scalia, but more importantly, I wouldn’t wish hell on the people who would now have to share it with Scalia.

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