Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

The U.S. Marshal's Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of South Texas.

The service's spokeswoman, Donna Sellers, says Scalia had retired for the evening and was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast.

According to his biography on the U.S. Supreme Court's website, Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children. 

President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986. 

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