Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead in Texas

Antonin ScaliaSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Scalia was a conservative justice.

According to the Express-News, Scalia was found dead of natural causes on Saturday at a luxury resort in West Texas.

Scalia, 79, was at a resort, the Cibolo Creek Ranch, south of Marfa. He didn’t come to breakfast Saturday and someone went to his room and found a body, according to CBS News.

Scalia has served on the high court since 1986, and was nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

According to CBS News, Scalia was the longest-serving Supreme Court justice.

According to MySanAntonio.com, the U.S. Marshal Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the FBI are investigating the death and have declined to comment.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement, calling Scalia “a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law.”

We will see what impact this will have on the elections. The GOP will assuredly try to block any appointment President Obama might put forth.

H/T RawStory

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