Nationwide Antonin Scalia was the first Italian-American to sit on the Supreme Court, and was the leading conservative on the nation's highest court. Born in New Jersey, he was raised in Queens, attending Xavier High School in Manhattan. His parents instilled in an ethic of working hard and debate. Nick Reisman reports. 02/13/2016 10:51 PM
Scalia, who was considered to be one of the most conservative justices, was appointed to the court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. President Obama called Scalia "one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court."
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President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."
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