Justice Antonin Scalia, outspoken conservative intellectual, dies at 79

first_imgAssociate Justice Antonin Scalia during the group portrait of the U.S. Supreme Court at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt PolitiFrog: Survivor Tuesday roundup World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Richard Escobedohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-escobedo/ + posts Facebook Richard Escobedohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-escobedo/ Richard Escobedo Richard Escobedohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-escobedo/ Linkedincenter_img ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an outspoken conservative known for his missionary zeal and keen intellect, was remembered Saturday as an “extraordinary individual and jurist.”“His passing is a great loss to the court and the country he so loyally served,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Maureen, and his family.”Justice Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning at Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa, the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia retired Friday evening. He was found dead in his room by resort staff after he did not appear for breakfast.After his appointment in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Justice Scalia worked to pull the court closer to the right. He voted consistently to let states outlaw abortions, allow a closer relationship between government and religion, permit executions and limit lawsuits.He was also a champion of originalism, the method of constitutional interpretation that looks to the meaning of words and concepts as they were understood by the Founding Fathers.Antonin Gregory Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey on March 11, 1936, the only child of Salvatore Eugene Scalia and Catherine Panaro Scalia.In 1957, Scalia graduated valedictorian from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in history. In 1960, Scalia graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law.[<a href=”//storify.com/tcu360/justice-scalia-died-at-79″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Justice Scalia Died at 79” on Storify</a>] Richard Escobedohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-escobedo/ PolitiFrog: Trump, Rubio and Carson Will Cruise Through DFW Ahead of Super Tuesday Linkedin Trump, Rubio and Carson will cruise through DFW ahead of Super Tuesday Previous articleQ&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity AwardNext articleOld Frogs beat Varsity in baseball Alumni game Richard Escobedo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harry Vincent says TCU lifts suspension for social media posts Twitterlast_img

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