What Really Happened to Supreme Court Justice Scalia?
As I’m sure you have probably heard by now, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has passed at the age of 79 while on a Quail hunting trip at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in the big bend region of Texas. This is tragic not only for the Scalia family but for the United States as a country as Justice Scalia was known as the lone Conservative hold out on the bench. As this is the case there are many questions still to be answered as to just what happened to Antonin Scalia as there were no reports that he had any underlying health conditions. Individuals do not typically just go to bed and not wake up especially if they are deemed healthy. Not to mention the fact that someone of his stature and the idea that he held such a prominent position within the United States government it is hard to fathom that he would have been able to literally just go to sleep and not wake up.
In case you cannot read between the lines, I am insinuating that there is something fishy going on here. I know this sounds like what many like to call a “conspiracy theory” but if one can back it up with logical reasoning no one should be willing to leave it out of the realm of possibility. Reports are coming in that there will be no autopsy on the body of Justice Scalia and in addition to that reports are suggesting that the person who determined the cause of death did so over the phone and wasn’t even present to examine the body.
Add in the fact that Justice Scalia was the lone true Conservative hold out on the court and you have the final piece to the puzzle. We have seen President Obama fight tooth and nail with congress as he has been trying to pass more and more legislation with regards to the first and second amendments. Who is to say that there couldn’t be some connection between what took place Saturday evening and the push to replace Mr. Scalia on the court before the end of Obama’s time in office. What better way to push through legislation when all other avenues have failed than to replace the most conservative voice on the court with a liberal leaning judge that could essentially tip the balance of power within the court to pass through any legislation he so chooses.
According to WND.com,
Yet just hours later, after missing both breakfast and lunch, Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes. Later, media outlets reported he had suffered a heart attack.
Poindexter knocked on Scalia’s door about 8:30 the next morning. The door was locked and the judge did not answer. Three hours later, Poindexter returned from an outing and determined Scalia was still missing.
“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter.
“He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he said.
“His hands were sort of almost folded on top of the sheets,” Poindexter told the New York Times. “The sheets weren’t rumpled up at all.”
So the sheets weren’t wrinkled, his hands were sort of folded as he lay there with a pillow over his head. For someone who apparently had a heart attack that doesn’t really seem like a way in which they would be found dead.
The Washington Post is also reporting,
It then took hours for authorities in remote West Texas to find a justice of the peace, officials said Sunday. When they did, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.
As official Washington tried to process what his demise means for politics and the law, some details of Scalia’s final hours remained opaque. As late as Sunday afternoon, for example, there were conflicting reports about whether an autopsy should have been performed. A manager at the El Paso funeral home where Scalia’s body was taken said that his family made it clear they did not want one.
To add to the speculation surrounding the death of Justice Scalia, we have the Washington Post now reporting that the individual who determined the cause of death did so without even seeing the body! We have witnessed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson which was followed up with multiple autopsies and investigations by federal agencies to determine his cause of death. We have a Supreme Court Justice found dead of “natural causes” determined by an individual who wasn’t even present at the scene and we’re just supposed to sit here and believe that? You cannot possibly tell me that there is something more going on than meets the eye.
The Washington Post then went on to explain,
In a statement Sunday, the U.S. Marshals Service, which provides security for Supreme Court justices, said that Scalia had declined a security detail while at the ranch, so marshals were not present when he died. “Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Texas responded immediately upon notification of Justice Scalia’s passing,” the statement said.
Couple the skepticism around the cause of death of Justice Scalia with the idea that he “declined a security detail” and one simply cannot help but wonder what is going on here. Why would a Supreme Court Justice randomly decide to decline a security detail? I’m not saying for sure that there is foul play involved but given the lack of factual evidence surrounding his death and the lack of any real investigation one must look deeper and ask what is really going on here. Not to mention the significance his passing has politically as there is now a fight underway between Obama and the Senate over whether or not they will approve any of his nominations before his term in office is up.