The U.S. Marshals Service reports on Saturday, Feb. 13, that Scalia has died in West Texas. The service’s spokeswoman Donna Sellers says Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.
2008: Gun rights
Scalia’s issues his opinion for the court in favor of gun rights, drawing heavily on the history of the Second Amendment. It would become his crowning moment on the bench. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms.
2000: Bush v. Gore
Scalia sides with the court’s majority in the 2000 Bush v. Gore decision, which effectively decides the presidential election for Republican George W. Bush. In years to follow, whenever the topic arises at speaking engagements, Scalia would famously say, “Get over it.”
1986: Supreme Court
President Ronald Reagan nominates Scalia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to a seat vacated by William H. Rehnquist. Scalia is confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 1986.
1982: U.S. Court of Appeals
Appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982.
1977–1982: American Bar Association
Law professor at the University of Chicago. Also works as a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University and Stanford University and serves as chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law 1981-82.
1971-77: Federal government
Serves the federal government as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971–1972, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972–1974, and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974–1977.
1967-71: Law professor
Worked as professor of law at the University of Virginia.
1961-67: Private practice
Private practice in Cleveland, Ohio.
Scalia is born in Trenton, New Jersey, on March 11, 1936.