U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday confirmed the death of conservative colleague Justice Antonin Scalia.
"On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said.
"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. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Maureen, and his family." (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley)
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