Justice Antonin Scalia, who Chief Justice John Robertsmourned as "our man for all seasons."
It was an emotional affair, with Scalia's eight colleagues seated on either side of his empty place on the bench, covered with black memorial drapery. The seat will remain that way until the court's next sitting begins in late March.
"We remember his incisive intellect, his agile wit, and his captivating prose," Roberts said. "But we cannot forget his irrepressible spirit. He was our man for all seasons, and we shall miss him beyond measure."
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