U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
February 13, 2016
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of what appears to be natural causes Saturday at a resort in Texas, according to a federal report.
Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Scalia was the leading conservative voice on the court. His death is likely to set off a battle over who should replace him.
Replacing Scalia with a liberal justice which likely change the balance of the court.
On Friday, Scalia, 79, arrived at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, and attended a party with about 40 other people.
In the morning, a person affiliated with the resort was asked to check on Scalia who had not shown up for breakfast. The affiliate of the ranch found Scalia’s body in his room.