Below are statements from current and retired Supreme Court justices on the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia died of a heart attack on Saturday at age 79 at Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas.
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he served on the high court for three decades.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.: “On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. 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.” USA Today