Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.

    Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.

    According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.


    Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, of the Western Judicial District of Texas, was notified about the death from the U.S. Marshals Service.

    U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death.

    "I was told it was this morning," Biery said of Scalia's death. "It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it's pretty vague right now as to how," he said. "My reaction is it's very unfortunate. It's unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we're in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected."

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/us...iate-Justice-Antonin-Scalia-found-6828930.php
     
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    :-( now Omuslim gets to put another judge on the bench.

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    It is not likely that will happen this year
     
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    Remember the movie, The Pelican Brief?
     
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    Scalia...a strict constructionist who dared to tell the ghey marriage lawyers that actually, NO, your supposed Constitutional "right " is NOT in the 14th Ammendment....here, read the actual words...

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    Prayers for his family. But THIS is what the election will be about. Those SCOTUS seats as I mentioned before are why the Dems will win, and why Hillary will be the Democrat nominee.
     
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    I hope you're right, but thus far the evidence for Mitch McConnell having a backbone is pretty slim.
     
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    Why in the world wouldn't Obama nominate a replacement?

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    Nominating and actually getting them on the bench are two different things.
     
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    We're doomed. I'm sure they're discussing what kind of historic choice they're going to nominate.

    "Well, I would hope that a wise, gender-fluid transsexual with the richness of their experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than their privileged, cis-gendered peers..."
     
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    Harry Reid, the Senate minority leader and Democrat of Nevada, urged President Obama to nominate a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia as soon as possible. Mr. Reid released a statement that forcefully pushed back at Republican arguments that the Supreme Court seat should remain vacant until after a new president was elected.

    http://www.nytimes.com/live/supreme...-leader-nominate-scalia-successor-right-away/
     
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    "The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice," his statement read. "Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
     
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    The conspiracy theorists have already started claiming that Obama had Scalia killed so that he could somehow appoint himself into the vacancy.

    o_O
     
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    Of course he is not worried at all about his constitutional responsibilities when it comes to illegal criminal aliens.
     
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    SNIP
    Obama will nominate some leftist judge, even though there may not be much chance of confirmation before 2017. But this will be calculated, because the b.o. will be pressed to name a left-leaner who will not be perceived-- at least in Ohio, Florida, and Virginia-- as too leftist.

    Meanwhile, I know there are champagne glasses clinking tonight at Scalia's death. Perhaps some on this board...well, 2 or 3 I can think of.

    BTW Poncho, did this really happen? Is he really dead?
     
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    liberals are tweeting very vulgar things about scalia
     
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    Of course they are.

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    So, did you report my post as 'anti-Semitic'? That's the reason given for deleting it.

    Is this anti-Semitic?:

    Six Catholics, Three Jews, No Protestants on Supreme Court

    For real, Hate Speech Laws are right on the horizon and a very minor adjustment to the balance of SCOTUS is all that's needed to bring them about. And guess who's all about those 'Hate Speech Laws'. Guess who the authors of them are.
     
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    These statements become more stupid every time I read them. What type of voice have the American people ever had in selecting a SCOTUS justice? The GOP just thinks they should have the right to choose the type of justice who replaces Scalia.

    When a Justice dies, he gets replaced. There's time in the Obama administration to replace him, so they should proceed and replace him.
     
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    And so called "political conservatives" tweet very vulgar things about the President everyday. It's what people do. Scalia was just another sinful man. Folks will speak poorly of him just as folks on this board speak poorly of the President.
     

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