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Justice Scalia died of heart attack -report

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 00:50

A Texas judge says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack, as the political battle over his successor heats up. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Tributes to Justice Antonin Scalia outside the U.S. Supreme Court Sunday, as news emerged that his death was caused by a heart attack. That's according to Texas media, citing a local judge. Scalia, a conservative icon, died Saturday at the age of 79 while visiting a ranch in the state. Now, as admirers mourn his passing...the political battle has already begun over his successor. With the court left evenly split -- 4-4 -- between conservatives and liberals... Both Republicans and Democrats are hoping to have the ultimate say in who will fill the court vacancy, and tip the balance in deciding some of the most divisive issues facing Americans.

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Justice Scalia died of heart attack -report

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 00:50