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  1. Antonin Scalia. Antonin Gregory Scalia ( / ˌæntənɪn skəˈliːə / ( listen); March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016) [1] [n 1] was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016. He was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist ...

  2. Antonin Scalia, (born March 11, 1936, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.—died February 13, 2016, Shafter, Texas), associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 to 2016, well known for his strong legal conservatism. He was the first Supreme Court justice of Italian ancestry. Education and early career

    • Who Was Antonin Scalia?
    • Background, Education and Family Life
    • Legal Career
    • Supreme Court Justice
    • Dissent Against Affordable Care Act
    • Death

    Antonin Scalia was a lawyer and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a practicing lawyer in the 1960s, and then worked in public service in the 1970s with roles in President Richard Nixon’s general counsel and as the Assistant Attorney General. In the 1980s he became a part of President Ronald Reagan’s Court of Appeals. In 1986, P...

    Born on March 11, 1936, in Trenton, New Jersey, Antonin Gregory Scalia was the only child of Salvadore Eugene and Catherine Panaro Scalia. His father emigrated from Sicily as a teenager and came through Ellis Island. Salvadore got a college education and became a professor of romance languages at Brooklyn College. Scalia's mother was a first-genera...

    Scalia began his legal career at the law offices of Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1961. He was highly regarded and would likely have made partner, but like his father, he longed to teach. In 1967, he took a professorial position at the University of Virginia Law School and moved his family to Charlottesville. In 1972, Scalia e...

    As a Supreme Court Justice, Scalia was considered to be one of the more prominent legal thinkers of his generation. It was also through his blunt (some would say scathing) dissents that he earned a reputation as combative and insulting. And yet to many who knew him personally, he was unpretentious, charming and funny. One of his closest friends on ...

    On June 25, 2015, when the Supreme Court handed down a 6 to 3 majority decision in the case of King v. Burwell, upholding a key component of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Justice Scalia made headlines in voicing his dissent. Justice Scalia called the majority decision which allowed the federal government to provide nationwi...

    On February 13, 2016, 79-year-old Justice Scalia was found dead at a luxury resort in West Texas. He reportedly died of natural causes, with later reports revealing that he had suffered from heart trouble and high blood pressure.

  3. Feb 25, 2016 · When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a West Texas ranch on Feb. 13, he was on a getaway with high-ranking members of an elite hunting fraternity whose origins date back to...

  4. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the modern Supreme Court's most passionate conservative voices. He believed that the First Amendment's free speech protection is not limited to individuals, writing that corporations also have free speech rights.

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