We have lost a great and a good man.  Justice Scalia’s influence on protecting and defending constitutional standards was unequaled in modern times.  To lose his clarity of thought and expression at a time like this is an awful blow.  My deep sympathy goes to his family.  

 

 

 

Michael B. Mukasey is a former attorney general of the United States (2007-09) and a former U.S. district judge (1988-2006).