Supreme Court Justice, Conservative Icon Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

Long serving Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died earlier today at a Texas ranch at the age of 79 according to multiple media reports.

He apparently died of natural causes.

“I was told it was this morning,” Biery U.S. District Judge Fred Biery told MySanAntonio 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.”

Scalia was nominated to the court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan and has been a steady conservative voice on the court ever since.

Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed the reports of Scalia’s death.

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