MARFA, TX–The death of anti-gay Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last Saturday has taken on the mask of a melodrama from the ID channel, instantly awash in conspiracy theories and cries of murder when it because known that Scalia was found in bed with a pillow over his head by the owners of a luxury hunting resort not far from the Mexican border.
Scalia had arrive at the 30,000 Cibolo Creek Ranch as one of three dozen guests of the resort’s owner, John Poindexter. After eating a light dinner with the other guests on Friday, he retired to bed just after 9 pm. When Poindexter went to wake him on Saturday morning, the door to the Justice’s room was locked and unanswered. When he failed to make an appearance all day, Poindexter entered the room and found Scalia dead, and called Federal authorities.
No friend to the gay community, Scalia wrote the dissenting opinion on last year’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marraige. In it, he said, “Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create ‘liberties’ that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”
The nation mourned the conservative justice’s death, with four U.S. presidents and dozens of national leaders remarking on his legacy.
“Justice Antonin ‘Nino’ Scalia was a larger-than-life presence on the bench — a brilliant legal mind with an energetic style, incisive wit, and colorful opinions,” President Obama said. “We honor his extraordinary service to our nation and remember one of the towering legal figures of our time.”
Jim Obergefell, the winning plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case tweeted, ”
Thank you for your service to our country, Justice Scalia. Condolences to your family and friends.
— Jim Obergefell (@JimObergefell) February 13, 2016