Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away, one of the great legal and public minds of my lifetime. Our nation and the court is a poorer place for his passing. As we mourn his loss the looming battle over his replacement promises to make all previous nominations pale in comparison. I concur with Rod Dreher when he writes:
First, gut reaction: I have not been as unsettled about the future of the country since 9/11.
This is a perilous point in our history.