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    Rutledge Statement on the Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


    February 13, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

    “The United States has suffered a terrible loss with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “His brilliant jurisprudence and legal mind have had a concrete and positive impact on every American and the legal community. The U.S. Constitution could not have had a more vocal defender during his three decades on the High Court, opining on issues that helped to preserve free speech, the right to keep and bear arms, federalism and separation of powers. He had an exceptional ability to share his wit and wisdom both in written word and speech. I extend my prayers to his family and friends, as well as Justice Scalia’s colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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