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NEA President on passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Eskelsen García: ‘Our deepest condolences go out’ to his family

WASHINGTON - February 13, 2016 -

Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today in Texas. The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:

“We are shocked at the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, nine children and their families.” 

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