Saturday afternoon, news broke that Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep Friday evening after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas.
A source told told ABC-7 he did not report feeling ill and retired to his room after dinner with no issue.
Scalia, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, was the longest-serving current Justice on the Supreme Court.
The 79-year-old had a controversial track record with minorities.
On one occasion, he suggested that black students were not qualified to attend higher-tier institutions and needed “slower” paced education, stating: “One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas…. They come from schools where they do not feel that they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.”
We’ll keep you posted on this story as it develops.