Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. While I missed my opportunity to meet Justice Scalia in person when he spoke at my school, he has had an impressive impact on all Americans through his literal, originalist, textual interpretations of the law and written decisions. His death marks the end of an era on the Supreme Court.
Further details about Justice Scalia’s life and passing are detailed in this New York Times article and this NPR broadcast. While this comes as shocking news to a lot of people since his death was so unexpected, the upcoming presidential election now takes an interesting turn as both parties fight to obtain power to appoint the next Supreme Court justice if current President Obama does not appoint a new justice soon. Things are about to get a lot more interesting in the current presidency and in the upcoming presidential elections.