"Justice Scalia is someone I have revered my entire life. ...As Reagan was to the Presidency, Scalia was to the Supreme Court. ...Scalia single-handedly changed the course of American legal history. He returned the course to examining the text of the Constitution and the original understanding rather than engaging in legislative efforts in the name of a ‘Living Constitution'...
We are only one Justice away from having a court that is unrecognizable. This election will determine the course of the Supreme Court, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for the next generation. The American people should decide.”-- Why Ted left South Carolina on primary night to pay his respects.
Nino Scalia at work in 'Heller':
"In sum, we hold that the District’s ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense. Assuming that Heller is not disqualified from the exercise of Second Amendment rights, the District must permit him to register his handgun and must issue him a license to carry it in the home.
We are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country, and we take seriously the concerns raised by the many amici who believe that prohibition of handgun ownership is a solution. The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating that problem, including some measures regulating handguns. But tthe enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. These include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home. Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.'
Rest in Peace, Good Sir