The Big Bend region of West Texas is known for its enormous ranches and large, sparsely populated counties. This can be a problem when people need county services, especially emergency services — and it doesn’t matter if you’re an ordinary citizen or a Supreme Court justice.
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday in Presidio County, it wasn’t easy to arrange the inquest, the judicial inquiry into the death.
Jeanette Duer, the judge of neighboring Jeff Davis County, explains how it works. NPR