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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known as a firebrand conservative with a penchant for unique phrasing in his opinions, died of apparent natural causes at the age of 79, Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed Saturday night.
Scalia was attending a private party on a ranch near Marfa, Texas on Friday. His body was discovered in his room when he did not appear at breakfast on Saturday.
“I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Justice Roberts said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by