Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Justice Scalia Dies, Political Firestorm Erupts (+ What Does Justice Scalia's Death Mean?)

Justice Antonin Scalia, described as the intellectual anchor in the Court's conservative wing was found dead at a ranch in western Texas today. Scalia died in his sleep from natural causes, on the night of February 12 or the morning of February 13, 2016, following an afternoon of quail hunting and dinner at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. His body was found by ranch owner John Poindexter, who described the scene as follows: "We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled. He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap." After the news of his death, it took mere hours for the political firestorm to erupt...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death has raised a lot of questions about what comes next. Here's what you need to know about the months ahead.

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