AUSTIN – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued this statement following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Justice Scalia dedicated his life to upholding the Constitution. Brilliant, principled, and resolute in his beliefs, he embodied the virtues of a prudent jurist. The author of some of the most consequential and best-written Supreme Court opinions, Justice Scalia will be remembered as a giant of American jurisprudence.

“Justice Scalia’s commitment to the law was unwavering, and his devotion to his faith and to his family was unquestionable. Sandy and I are saddened by today’s news, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

(Press release from the Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn)