In response to the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement:
“Like all Americans, we are saddened by the passing of Antonin Scalia. Although our views on the law differed greatly, no one can doubt that Justice Scalia possessed a brilliant intellect and a profound love of our Constitution. Americans of every stripe should be grateful for his service to our nation. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. We look forward to working with President Obama and the Senate to confirm another jurist to fill Justice Scalia's very large shoes on the Supreme Court.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.