Questions Raised in Lack of Autopsy of Justice Antonin Scalia
Questions abound after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death, especially after his family has requested there be no autopsy of his body, even though it was found with a pillow over his head.
According to The Washington Post:
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.
One of two other officials who were called but couldn’t get to Scalia’s body in time said that she would have made a different decision on the autopsy.
Juanita Bishop, a justice of the peace in Presidio, Texas said, “”If it had been me . . . I would want to know.”
After Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter came out and said that Scalia was found with “a pillow over his head,” speculation has abound as to whether there was foul play, even though official source claim there was not.
Retired Brooklyn homicide Detective Patricia Tufo told the New York Post, “It’s not unreasonable to ask for an autopsy in this case, particularly knowing who he is.”
“He’s not at home. There are no witnesses to his death, and there was no reported explanation for why a pillow is over his head,” Tufo added. “So I think under the circumstances it’s not unreasonable to request an autopsy. Despite the fact that he has pre-existing ailments and the fact that he’s almost 80 years old, you want to be sure that it’s not something other than natural causes.”
Again, I want to ask how it is that without seeing the body someone can declare the person dead. This seems very strange. The timing of Scalia’s death making the matter even stranger and his death coming in an election year just after the Supreme Court put a halt to Obama’s climate change fraud policies furthers concerns that we are not getting all the facts coming from the death of Antonin Scalia.
We know that with Scalia’s passing, it will more or less cause the Supreme Court to be divided, especially concerning cases that are pending, including Obamacare, amnesty and gun owner rights. Nevertheless, there is an issue for states to step up should things go in an unconstitutional direction and that is toward nullification and interposition.
While many are concerned over an Obama appointee, history has shown the Democrats have favored being against confirmation of Supreme Court justices during an election year, even though there is no constitutional requirement to do so. Still, considering the appointments that Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah has made, even the most strident globalist and RINO Republicans should be wary of confirming such appointments to the court.