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Antonin Scalia death: Questions asked as US fights over successor

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Questions have been raised over the handling of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, as political sniping over his successor continues. The judge said she had been assured "there were no signs of foul play." The timing of Mr Scalia's death has caused conspiracy theories to abound, with some questioning why no autopsy was performed and the exact cause of death still to be determined. A former head of criminal investigations for Washington police, William O Ritchie, has spoken out on Facebook, saying he was "stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia." But, according to the Washington Post, the manager of the funeral home in El Paso that handled Mr Scalia's body said the justice's family insisted on not having an autopsy performed.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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