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Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

Since joining the court in 1986, Scalia weighed in — often colorfully and memorably — on the major issues of the day, including guns, gay marriage and the death penalty.

Some of the significant opinions he wrote for the court's majority — as well as the dissents for which he is perhaps even better known:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER, 2008

Scalia wrote the majority opinion in a seminal Second Amendment case, writing for the court...

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