By Brian McGovern | The Save Jersey Blog
The San Antonio Express News and the New York Daily News are both reporting what I had hopes was an awful hoax when I first heard it. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has reportedly been found dead while on a hunting trip with friends at a Texas ranch. Scalia was reportedly found dead in bed after friends became concerned that he did not show up for breakfast this morning.
Justice Scalia will be remembered as a staunch defender of the United States Constitution. His many opinions and dissents over the years are some of the best written in a lifetime. Few justices have the had the knack for intelligent but relatable (not to mention memorable) writing like Justice Scalia. His presence on the court will be sorely missed.
Antonin Scalia was born right here in Trenton, New Jersey on March 11, 1936. He graduated Harvard Law in 1960 and served first as Assistant Attorney General under President Ford before being appointed a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia under Ronald Reagan in 1982. President Reagan ultimately elevated Justice Scalia to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986. He was widely seen as being the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court.
Please join us here at Save Jersey in extending our thoughts and prayers to the Scalia family and to freedom loving people everywhere in this country as we mourn the loss of a great American.