Presented By
This Nov. 12, 2013 photo shows Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the investiture of Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht at the Texas Capitol in Austin.
Bob Daemmrich—Corbis
Updated: | Originally published:

The U.S. Marshal’s Service confirmed Saturday that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a Reagan appointee, died at age 79. Known for his colorful dissents and sharp sense of humor, Scalia served on the nation’s highest court for 34 years.

As news broke that the court’s conservative mainstay had passed away, politicians across the U.S. released tweets and statements of condolences.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz

Chief Justice John Roberts:

Former President George W. Bush

Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont

Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas

Donald Trump

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York

Sen. Dick Durbin

Michele Bachmann

David Axelrod

Jim DeMint

Gov. Matt Bevin


More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like