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Assassinated Italian Jurist is Honored

Renowned Mafia fighter Giovanni Falcone, a judge who was assassinated in 1992, was honored at the Supreme Court in an event that drew several U.S. justices and senior administration officials.

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. remarked that Falcone had “died in a very real struggle to protect the innocent and stop violence,” according to a post about the event in The Blog of Legal Times. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. mourned the international community’s loss of “a very great man” and went on to assail the media, saying it uses the Mafia to “slander Italian-Americans.”  Also participating was Justice Antonin Scalia, who met Falcone in 1986. “He was obviously a marked man, and he knew it,” Scalia recounted.

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