MySanAntonio reports that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died of an unspecified illness at a ranch south of Marfa, Texas:
According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.
U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death.
"I was told it was this morning," Biery said of Scalia's death. "It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it's pretty vague right now as to how," he said. "My reaction is it's really unfortunate with any death. And now, politically, in the presidential cycle we're in my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected."
Vann R Newkirk II
While the exact details of Scalia's death are being confirmed, it is clear that Scalia’s death will rock this election season and a very heavy Supreme Court term.