Breaking News!!: Big Bend, TX: United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died.

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Breaking News!!: Big Bend, TX: United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died.

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an influential conservative, most provocative, and longest serving member of the United States Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79 on Saturday, February 13th, 2016.

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The United States Marshals Service in Washington confirmed the passing of Antonin Scalia at a private residence in the Big Bend, Texas area.

According to Spokeswoman Donna Sellers, Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.

Antonin Scalia was the longest-serving current justice on the High Court, having been appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

The married father of 9 was also the first Italian-American on the court.

Antonin Scalia’s passing sets up a likely ideological showdown during a presidential election year as United States of America President Barack Obama vowed to nominate a successor to the justice during the remainder of his White House term.

“I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time,” said United States of America President Barack Obama.

But during the Republican presidential debate held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 in South Carolina, a majority of the Republican presidential candidates want United States of America President Barack Obama to either not nominate a justice and leave the decision for the next United States of America President, or the United States Senate should block any pick.

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