Justice Antonin Scalia has died

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Justice Antonin Scalia has died. CNN reports:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.

Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas.

A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn't feeling well. Saturday morning, he didn't get up for breakfast. And the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him.

Someone at the ranch went in to check on him and found him unresponsive.

There will be tons of coverage, here and elsewhere, about Justice Scalia's significance, his work on the Court, and what this may mean for the future. But now I just wanted to pass on the news for those who haven't heard it yet, and to express my condolences to Justice Scalia's wife and to the entire Scalia family.