Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today at a luxury ranch in West Texas, of natural causes. At 79, he has been the longest Supreme Court justice to serve, having been appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
Scalia was a notable enemy of a woman’s choice to control her body, having fought to revoke Roe Vs. Wade for most of his career. He voted to award George W. Bush the Presidency after he cheated his way to a win; and had been a strong defender of the originalist interpretation of the Second Amendment. A curious man, he had been described as an “anachronism of an anachronism”. He made headlines recently for implying that young blacks didn’t need to go to the best schools, because they aren’t as smart as whites.
“Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality (whatever that means) were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie. Expression, sure enough, is a freedom, but anyone in a long-lasting marriage will attest that that happy state constricts, rather than expands, what one can prudently say.”
With his untimely death, President Barack Obama will nominate a new Supreme Court justice, which will flip the majority opinion to lean towards liberalism and progress. Before the body was even cold, House Republicans have already declared their intention to block whoever the President would nominate, in a callous and uncalled for show of partisan obstinance.
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— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 13, 2016
What is less than zero? The chances of Obama successfully appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia?
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) February 13, 2016
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.