Scalia Died from Heart Attack

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died from a heart attack and is set to undergo an autopsy in Texas, according to state law after he was found on Saturday on a ranch near Marfa. The ranch where he was staying does not have a medical examiner and in the absence of a physician, an autopsy is performed according to Chapter 49 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. It is within a coroner's power however to waive an autopsy when no foul play is expected as is the case here.