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Letter: Court politics got ugly too soon

Politicians and other notables reacted quickly to the

Politicians and other notables reacted quickly to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court since being appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan

I was not a fan of Justice Antonin Scalia’s politics. However, I was appalled at the reaction of the politicians on both sides of the aisle [“Showdown looms on successor,” News, Feb. 15].

Instead of showing some respect for the man, they put his death on the back burner and argued over the politics of his replacement. A respectful statement about their sorrow for his untimely passing and support for his family would have been appropriate and sufficient. Instead, they turned his death into a political sideshow. Just goes to show the blackness in all of their hearts.

Joe Beilouny, Medford