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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday morning in Texas.

According to reports, Scalia arrived at a luxury resort Friday and attended a private party there. When he didn’t show up to a breakfast Saturday morning before a hunting trip, a resort employee found Scalia’s body in his room. He died in his sleep.

He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement.

Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan in 1986 and served for almost 30 years. He was known for his influence on abortion rights.

He was 79-Years-old. RIP Antonin Scalia.



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