- Published: Saturday, 13 February 2016 19:38
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79. His name completes the triumvirate that has dominated the Republican Revolution of the past four decades. It was Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich and Antonin Scalia. President Reagan provided the inspiration. Gingrich rebuilt a Congressional majority. But Scalia represented the intellectual heft. Regardless of your political persuasion, Scalia was a giant. Anyone who doubted this only had to listen to the release of small parts of the Court’s debate over the results of the 2000 election. He was a force of nature on the bench.