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The Passing of a Supreme Court Justice

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court passed away at a West Texas resort. While the members of Madia Law may not have always agreed with Justice Scalia’s opinions on marriage equality, he was a strong advocate for the idea that the Constitution protects criminal defendants’ civil rights against “overzealous police investigations, intrusions on the right of the accused to examine witnesses at trial, and attacks on the right to a jury trial.” Robert Smith, Antonin Scalia’s Other Legacy, www.slate.com (Feb. 15, 2016).

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Antonin Scalia

Read what his fellow Supreme Court Justices have to say about his passing here:

“Supreme Court Justices Comment on Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death and Legacy”, National Law Journal (Feb. 14, 2016).

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remembers Antonin Scalia, Her Dear Friend and Sparring Partner”, Huffington Post (Feb. 14, 2016).

Other op-eds and remembrances here:

“President Obama Praises Antonin Scalia, Vows to Nominate Successor”, Bloomberg (Feb. 13, 2016).

“Antonin Scalia, Justice on the Supreme Court, Dies at 79”, Adam Liptak, The New York Times (Feb. 13, 2016).

“Antonin Scalia’s remarkable legacy”, The Washington Post (Feb. 14, 2016).

And how Justice Scalia’s passing may impact the country here:

“Potential Nominees Obama May Consider to Fill Antonin Scalia’s Seat”, Charlie Savage, The New York Times (Feb. 14, 2016).