Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02.13.2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing is a devastating blow to the country. He was a passionate defender of the Constitution, a stalwart conservative and an overall brilliant jurist.

“I had the privilege of knowing Justice Scalia. His humor and love of life allowed everyone to see the human side of a great Jurist, and I particularly appreciate his fondness of duck hunting in Arkansas.

“The United States is a better place having had Justice Scalia serve on its highest court and he will be missed, to say the least. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

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