Yesterday Senior Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at a resort in Texas. So passes the last originalist champion of the old Constitution.
Scalia was recognized, even by his detractors, as perhaps the most intelligent, well reasoned man ever on the Court. Frequently his words, majority or minority, were the only ones worth reading in opinions. His dissenting opinion, often all alone, was legendary.
Political speculation abounds regarding his potential replacement. Obama or the next President will fill the now open seat. However, this man’s legacy and position are irreplaceable.
Thank you and God rest you, Justice Scalia.