TMZ.com Reports: President Obama just addressed the nation regarding Scalia’s death, calling him a “larger than life presence on the bench.” Obama says he plans to appoint a justice to replace Scalia before his term ends but it will be up to the Senate to approve the candidate.U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the heart and soul of the conservative justices, was found dead Saturday morning in Texas.
Scalia arrived at a luxury resort Friday and attended a private party at the resort. When he didn’t show up to a breakfast Saturday morning before a hunting trip, a resort employee found Scalia’s body in his room.
Chief Justice John Roberts released a statement saying, “He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.”