Monday, February 22 2016 15:35 EET
Last dream of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia, politics, USA, law, justice, election 2016, court, supreme, president

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at Cibolo Creek Ranch, Texas. He has held this position since 1986, for more than 30 years. It can be stated that he embodied an important link and key to the peace in today's political environment.

According to the relatives and friends of the deceased, Antonin Scalia was on vacation in Texas this weekend. Before he died, he did not feel very well and went to bed earlier than usual. Scalia did not appear for breakfast in the morning and nobody bothered him until he was found dead in the evening. According to the conclusion of physicians, he died in his sleep of natural causes.

His family, friends and colleagues, as well as many politicians and famous people mourn the unexpected passing of Anton Scalia, who was 79.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said:

“He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family”.

Many of 2016 candidates came to say "last goodbye" to their friend:

Bernie Sanders: "My thoughts and prayers are with Justice Scalia's family and his colleagues on the court who mourn his passing ".

Donald J. Trump: "The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!"

Ted Cruz: "Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, and the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement ".

President Barack Obama reported: "Obviously, today is a time to remember Justice Scalia’s legacy. I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. These are responsibilities I take seriously, as should everyone ".

However, the Senator has made perhaps the strangest statement, saying: “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”.

The fight for the post of the new Supreme Court Justice will be extremely controversial, especially considering McConnell’s serious speech. Nevertheless, today the United States mourns the loss of such a great and bright person.

latest news