Reaction to Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam:

Roskam Statement on the Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

Wheaton, ILU.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Today we mourn the passing of one of the greatest justices in the history of our Supreme Court.

“During Scalia’s three decades on the bench, he defended our Constitution and protected our freedoms with fervor and brilliance.

“There will be a time to discuss the policy and political implications.

“Now is not that time.

“My prayers are with Mrs. Scalia and their family.”


Reaction to Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — 5 Comments

  1. “WE” The People, lost one of the great ones!

    Keep in mind what the Court is now considering.

    Also that a tie vote ( 4 – 4 ) means whatever the lower court ruled will stand!

    The death of Scalia may help some people make up their minds on who to support for President.

    In addition, with the current stance being to defer a decision on Scalia’s replacement, we REALLY must concentrate on the Senate also.


    Our current GOP Senator has a broken spine! (figuratively speaking of course!)

    Go to:

  2. Watch Li’l Dicky Durbin’s buddy Capt. Kirk screw up
    a Conservative successor to Justice Scalia’s seat.

    Replace the RINO now … before he does any more damage.

  3. The reaction by certain Republicans was reprehensible.

    Before Scalia’s body was even cold, before giving time to pay last respects to one of the great intellects of the Court, they began baying like jackals.

    To refuse to consent to a nominee is right and proper, and I will bet money I will not like the liberal “living Constitution” nominees the President will probably put forth.

    But to suggest that the President fail to execute his Constitutional obligation to nominate a Supreme Court Justice is to disregard the Constitution in exactly the same way Republicans so quickly slam liberals.

    The end does NOT justify the means.

    We made rules, not arbitrarily, not capriciously, and for the purpose of ENSURING fairness — not a specific outcome.

    To ignore the rules to gain advantage is to sacrifice a higher value for a lower value.

  4. Mr. Wilson makes good points.

    It is constitutionally the duty of the President to put forth a nominee, and the duty of the Senate to consider it.

    The intention of the Republican leadership, and its presidential candidates, are to purposely obstruct and delay the process.

    This means an entire year without a fully functional Supreme Court.

    This sort of partisan factional conflict is why the electorate is so disillusioned with politics and willing to consider outsiders like Trumps & Sanders.

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