Saturday, February 13, 2016
BREAKING Supreme Court Justice Scalia Has Died
This is a developing story, return to this post for updates.
Via San Antonio News
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.
In 1986, Scalia was appointed by Reagan to the Supreme Court to fill the associate justice seat vacated when Justice William Rehnquist was elevated to Chief Justice.
He was 79.
The ranch where Scalia died:
Early speculation: Obama will nominate Sri Srinivasan to succeed Scalia on the court.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate should not confirm a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until after the 2016 election.
"The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President."
at 5:15 PM