Supreme Court Justice Scalia Found Deceased
Official Supreme Court Portrait. [Photo found here.]
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (age 79) was found deceased today in Texas. Appointed in 1986 by Ronald Reagan, Scalia was the longest serving justice on the Court. Known for his brilliance and wit, Scalia was found in a 2005 study
to provoke laughter with his remarks more than any other Supreme Court Justice. (See more here.
A staunch Roman Catholic and a conservative, Scalia’s death will likely shift the balance of power on the Court as President Barack Obama will likely appoint a more liberal successor. That will make five liberal justices on the court.
By Stephen Masker (Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons