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** FILE ** Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responds to a question during his appearance in part of a lecture series at Tufts University, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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** FILE ** Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responds to a question during his appearance in part of a lecture series at Tufts University, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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** FILE ** Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responds to a question during his appearance in part of a lecture series at Tufts University, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. Scalia, who has served on the nation's highest court since 1986 following a nomination by President Ronald Reagan, spoke about interpreting the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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"My goodness, I thought we've held that the 14th Amendment protects all races," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday during arguments on Michigan's constitutional amendment banning affirmative action. "I mean, that was the argument in the early years, that it protected only the blacks. But I thought we rejected that." (Associated Press)

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"My goodness, I thought we've held that the 14th Amendment protects all races," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday during arguments on Michigan's constitutional amendment banning affirmative action. "I mean, that was the argument in the early years, that it protected only the blacks. But I thought we rejected that." (Associated Press)

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pauses during a speech as part of a lecture series at Tufts University on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. Justice Scalia, who has served on the nation's highest court since 1986 following a nomination by President Reagan, spoke about interpreting the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pauses during a speech as part of a lecture series at Tufts University on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Medford, Mass. Justice Scalia, who has served on the nation's highest court since 1986 following a nomination by President Reagan, spoke about interpreting the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gestures as he speaks at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Titans breakfast in McLean, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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The U.S. Constitution "established a rock, some fixed principles, to which society is affixed to," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday at George Washington University. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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** FILE ** In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)