Antonin Scali A Influential Leader Essay

1035 Words May 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Antonin Scalia was a very respected leader in his line of work. He was known as a conservative Republican who shared his transformative theories, writing, his unique personality and opinions. Scalia was known as an originalist and a believer in the living constitution. Scalia’s brilliant views made him the leader of the conservative intellectual renaissance in his three decades on the supreme court. Antonin Gregory Scalia was appointed to the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, as the first Italian American to become a member of the supreme court. On Sunday, February 13, 2016, the Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, was announced dead; “He was having health issues...He died of natural causes.”i That day a core member of the conservative wing of the court left the United States Government deeply affected by his absence. There was a division created within the Senate, a debate amongst Senate leaders questioning the future. Who would replace the intellectual conservative Antonin Scalia? This question was answered when the White House was expected to submit a nomination for the replacement of Antonin Scalia. Unfortunately this simple task created a problematic issue, Senate leader Mitch McConnell, along with other senators believe that the position should not be filled until a newly elected presidential candidate is in office. McConnell stated " The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice... Therefore this…

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