- Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative US supreme court justice, has died suddenly at the age of 79. Appointed to the court in 1986 by Ronald Reagan, Scalia’s written rulings and opinions often divided observers and infuriated liberals. His death has already prompted a political struggle over the nomination of his replacement
- Part 1: Justice Scalia Left Undecided High-Stakes Cases That Could Change the Nation
- Part 2: Antonin Scalia: man of his word who shaped America in life and in death
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Part 1: Justice Scalia Left Undecided High-Stakes Cases That Could Change the Nation
Amid the uncertainty, including the future of the Supreme Court itself, is the status of the 50-plus cases the court has heard or has yet to hear. What will happen to them will be a test for the Supreme Court.
Cristian Farias, Huffington Post
On nearly every issue of the culture wars, Antonin Scalia was a conspicuous cheerleader, if not an explicit spokesman for conservative causes. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters
02/14/2016 | It is not an overstatement that Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death Saturday jolted the American political system -- and raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election like never before.
Amid the uncertainty, including the future of the Supreme Court itself, is the status of the 50-plus cases the court has heard or has yet to hear. Scalia no doubt had a hand in all of them -- whether he voted to add them to the court's docket, considered them at oral arguments, or was even in the process of writing an opinion for the majority.
Cristian Farias, Legal Affairs Reporter, Huffington Post
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Part 2: Antonin Scalia: man of his word who shaped America in life and in death
Acerbic and loud, the late justice refocused the supreme court to give primacy to the textual meaning of laws even when that differed from his own views.
Alan Yuhas <@alanyuhas>, Guardian
Antonin Scalia – a life in pictures View gallery
Sunday 14 February 2016 | Reviled and beloved, florid and acerbic, loud, incorrigible and blunt. The US is far more Scalian than when a district judge named Antonin was called to the supreme court in 1986, and his death on Saturday left Americans wrangling with the justice’s legacy in politics and law.
But if the supreme court is the referee of Washington, as Chief Justice John Roberts tells it, Scalia was the umpire who got into fistfights with players, coaches, fans, and every so often threw a bat at the guy selling popcorn.
Alan Yuhas is a reporter for the Guardian US.