Oh. Shit.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79
Scalia used his keen intellect and missionary zeal in an unyielding attempt to move the court farther to the right and to get it to embrace his “originalist” view of judging after his 1986 appointment by President Ronald Reagan.

His 2008 opinion for the court in favor of gun rights was his crowning moment in more than 30 years on the bench.

Scalia was far from perfect. But what Obama willl nominate in his stead is fucking scary. I’ve long suspected that even left-leaning Ginsburg was holding out till the next administration because she didn’t want Obama picking her successor.

Update: No autopsy or toxicology for Scalia. The Democrat judge who certified his death says it isn’t needed. Natural causes, she determined.

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3 thoughts on “Oh. Shit.

  1. MamaLiberty February 14, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Pending more information about cause of death (for whatever it would be worth), my question is: did he jump (die naturally) or was he pushed….

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  2. Bear February 14, 2016 / 11:50 am

    If I were paranoid, I’d note that SCOTUS just stayed an emission regulation crucial to Obama’s climate change plans, the MD AWB overturn was probably about to go to SCOTUS, and an egomaniacal lame duck had one last chance to gut liberty. With Roberts seemingly a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Obama administration, this effectively make SCOTUS majority left-liberal, even if the Senate stalls confirmation till next year.

    Honestly, I want to see the autopsy, along with the most comprehensive toxicology screening in forensic history.

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    • MamaLiberty February 14, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Indeed… and have some trust in the integrity of the pathologist and lab, of course. These things are very easy to corrupt… and there are plenty of people even in Texas to get it done.

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