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Shocking News of Justice Scalia’s Passing

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

Shocking news that Justice Scalia has passed away. This was certainly unexpected. On a hunting vacation trip in Texas. Now we have the issue of replacing this originalist, the one who led the way on focusing on the original understanding of the Constitution.

Mat Staver: Matt, this was shocking news. I received the news late Saturday afternoon. I hoped when I went to go look at some additional information that it was a rumor. But unfortunately it was true. Justice Scalia passed away sometime after he went to bed on Friday night. And the time that he was found dead in his bed in this resort in Texas, when he was there on a hunting vacation. Shocking news because this was a man who was a giant on the Supreme Court if you will. Someone who was very friendly, cordial. But also who was a brilliant mind who focused on the original understanding of the Constitution. THAT is what America will miss.

Matt Barber: Well, Justice Antonin Scalia…I had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions. I met him in law school. Just a brilliant mind, a godly man. And a man who took his job on the Supreme Court, as a Supreme Court Justice very seriously. He recognized that it was a duty given to him to interpret the Constitution. He was a constitutionalist, an originalist. And really was a counterbalance to the five liberals on the Supreme Court.



 

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