This post was written by Dmitri Voltova
George Michael, Prince, and Fisher were all fine actors and singers, but the real death that should be mourned this year is that of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died under suspicious circumstances, and as of 12-28 there has been no proper autospy.
Scalia died in his sleep at age 79 on the night of February 12 or the morning of February 13, 2016, following an afternoon of quail hunting and dining at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. He was pronounced dead of apparent natural causes. His physician, Rear Admiral Brian P. Monahan, said that Scalia had a history of heart trouble, including high blood pressure, and had recently been deemed too weak to undergo surgery for a torn rotator cuff.
For the month following Scalia’s death, his chair in the Supreme Court chamber and the front of the bench where he sat were draped with black wool crêpe, with more over the court’s entrance, a tradition dating from the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase in 1873. Flags on the Court’s front plaza were flown at half-staff for 30 days. Scalia’s body lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court of the United States on February 19, 2016. His son, Fr. Paul Scalia, delivered the homily at a Catholic funeral Mass the next day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The interment was private, at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Virginia.
Antonin Scalia’s official death inquiry, conducted by phone, determined no autopsy was needed because the 79-year-old justice suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments, that probably contributed to his sudden death.
Presidio County District Attorney Rod Ponton cited a letter from the Supreme Court’s doctor on Tuesday when he told The Associated Press there was nothing suspicious about the Feb. 13 death. He said the long list of health problems made an autopsy unnecessary.
Ponton had a copy of the letter from Rear Adm. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician for members of Congress and the Supreme Court. The letter was to Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, who conducted a death inquiry by phone and certified Scalia’s death.
Was he killed? Without an autopsy, we may never know.
With the Democrats thinking Hillary’s election was in the bag, they’d never imagine Trump winning. If Trump hadn’t, they would have filled his seat with an extreme communist socialist who would take away your guns.
So thank God Trump won.