This doesn’t seem to be confirmed, but two sources are reporting that Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 13, 2016
— mySA (@mySA) February 13, 2016
From the article above:
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.
Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.
U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia’s death.
“I was told it was this morning,” Biery said of Scalia’s death. “It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it’s pretty vague right now as to how,” he said. “My reaction is it’s very unfortunate. It’s unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we’re in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected.”
Two Texas media reports say Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died. This has NOT been confirmed by SCOTUS sources as yet
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) February 13, 2016
RIP Antonin Scalia – man who loved this country and loved the Constitution.
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 13, 2016
If Scalia has actually passed away, the Senate must refuse to confirm any justices in 2016 and leave the nomination to the next president.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 13, 2016
I’ll update as necessary.
Wow. Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirms:
Statement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Scalia: pic.twitter.com/Edf2Po4GCX
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 13, 2016
I can’t believe it.
To my progressive friends: please be respectful at this time. More harm than good will come from bashing Justice Scalia. Big picture.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) February 13, 2016