by Kelechi Anyanwu, Staff Writer

The idea of justice has always been a concept of great importance. Justice is what brings judgment that is supposedly fair to criminals. United States is lucky to have not only a judicial system to find justice, but one that is fair. Supreme Court is where the highest level of justice is delivered in our court system. In the Supreme Court there are nine justices that deliver justice and righteous to our country. On Feb. 13, Justice Member Antonin Scalia died of natural causes.

Antonin Scalia was born Mar. 11, 1936 in New Jersey. Scalia was well renowned as an amazing lawyer early on his life. Jones, Day, Cockley, and Reavis is the law firm where he shined as an amazing lawyer from 1961 to 1967. His skill would have made if a name partner, but Scalia decided his talents were needed elsewhere. This leads him being a professor of law in Virginia, for four years. Soon his talents became recognized by leaders around the country. Ronald Reagan would nominate him Sept. 26, 1986 as the newest Justice at the time, filling the vacant spot left by William Rehnquist.

Scalia would serve the Supreme Court with honor for nearly 30 years before his death. His death brought sadness to many justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many regard his death as an end to a generation.

With this sudden death, many questions are left up in the open. Who will succeed Scalia? Will this person be Liberal or Conservative?  These questions will rein in everyone’s minds until a new justice is appointed.