Attorney General Lynch, Solicitor General Verrilli, NAACP and Sanders Statements on the Death of Justice Scalia

Attorney General Lynch and Solicitor General Verrilli Statements on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Justice Antonin Scalia was, and will always be remembered as, one of the most influential and eloquent Justices ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “His indomitable conviction and his fierce intelligence left a lasting imprint – not just on the way the Supreme Court resolves cases, but on the legal landscape that he helped to transform.  A lion of American law has left the stage, and it is up to all of us – every American – to keep our national constitutional dialogue as lively and as learned as he left it.”

“I am saddened by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia,” said Solicitor General Verrilli.  “He was a great jurist and a great man who served the Court and the country with honor and distinction.  We will miss him very much.  On behalf of my colleagues in the Office of the Solicitor General, I extend our deepest condolences to Mrs. Scalia and to the rest of his family.”


NAACP Statement on the Death of Justice Scalia


BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks released the following statement after the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“On behalf of the NAACP and the nation, we extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Justice Antonin Scalia as as well as the nation he served. Our prayers are with both our country and his family.
“The NAACP is committed to working with the President and the U.S. Senate to fill this vacancy and continue the important work of our nation’s highest court. We honor the service of all those who have served on the court by continuing its work unimpeded and realizing the constitutional values of the nation and NAACP.”


U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Statement on Justice Scalia

DENVERU.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Saturday on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“While I differed with Justice Scalia’s views and jurisprudence, he was a brilliant, colorful and outspoken member of the Supreme Court. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his colleagues on the court who mourn his passing.”