Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies

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February 13, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during the 2009 annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Scalia, 79, was found dead of apparent natural causes at a resort in West Texas Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See OBIT-SCALIA Feb. 13, 2016.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during the 2009 annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Scalia, 79, was found dead of apparent natural causes at a resort in West Texas Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, died of apparent natural causes at a resort in West Texas Feb. 13. He was 79.

Scalia, a Catholic, was appointed in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. Five of the remaining eight justices also are Catholic.

In a statement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Scalia “a man of God, a patriot and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the rule of law.”

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