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The Death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia-Article-201405211109From The National Law Journal

Scalia was ‘Unbelievably Energetic’ During Recent Trip to Asia, Co-Author Said [see:] Bryan Garner, a close friend of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who recently traveled with him to the Far East, said on Sunday that Scalia’s health was “very robust” until the end of his life. “He was unbelievably energetic and always on the go” during the trip to Singapore and Hong Kong that ended February 4, said Garner the co-author of two books with Scalia.

Judges Recall Scalia as ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘Hugely Consequential’
When Justice Antonin Scalia visited the judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit each year for their annual conference, he came with special gifts.

Supreme Court justices comment on Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and legacy
The U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday released comments from all sitting and retired justices except for David Souter about Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death was announced Saturday.

Sri Srinivasan, Jeh Johnson and Kamala Harris among lawyers’ top bets for Scalia replacement
The name game is well underway for potential candidates to succeed the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, including three public officials who would further diversify the court: Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Antonin Scalia: Separating the Dancer from the Dance
Aside from the trophy elk head on the wall of Justice Antonin Scalia’s court chambers, little in his office revealed the wicked pen, quick wit and, yes, often modest and charming justice-at-work.And nothing explained his incongruous “best friend” relationship with his polar opposite—the quiet, physically diminutive Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Antonin Scalia’s ‘Profound’ Influence on the Supreme Court
In 2008, Justice Antonin Scalia, in his inimitable way, summed up his approach to the law: “I am a textualist. I am an originalist. I am not a nut.” Scalia took an “originalist” view of constitutional interpretation—examining not the original intent of the framers, but instead the common understanding of the words at the time.

Justice Antonin Scalia, Leader of Court’s Conservative Wing, Dies at 79
U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual leader of the court’s conservative wing, is dead at age 79. According to official reports from Texas, he died overnight at a ranch in west Texas where he had gone quail hunting. Scalia’s death sets up a major battle over his successor.

Republican Candidates at Debate Lament Scalia’s Passing
The Republican Presidential Debate on Saturday night opened with a moment of silence for Justice Antonin Scalia followed by the candidates’ appreciations of the late jurist and assessments of his death’s political ramifications.

Senators, Presidential Hopefuls Draw Stark Battle Lines for Scalia’s Replacement
Within hours of the dramatic announcement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday, battle lines were drawn over whether President Barack Obama or the next president should name his replacement. Obama, addressing the nation, said he would make a pick to replace Scalia.

How Scalia’s Death Reshapes the Term’s Landscape
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia triggers immediate questions for the high court and the nation about the outcome of significant challenges this term that involve abortion, immigration, affirmative action, union fees and electoral redistricting.

With Shock, Lawyers Reflect on Scalia’s Death
“Saddened beyond words.” “A shock to the system.” These were some of the reactions from lawyers on Saturday following the news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

Texas Leaders Mourn Scalia
Conservative lawyers and judges mourned the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, especially in Texas where the jurist served for more than 20 years as the liason to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Seven Ways Scalia’s Death Will Impact the Supreme Court
In spite of the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the work of the court will continue when meets on February 19 for its regular private conference and when it takes the bench on February 22. The consequences of Scalia’s death, however, will be felt in numerous ways, large and small.

Chemerinsky: The Failures of Scalia’s Originalism
OPINION: Although Justice Antonin Scalia succeeded in many ways in moving the U.S. Supreme Court in a conservative direction, he also failed in some of his most important quests.

IMAGE: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ.
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