- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79
- Richard Lazarus: Scalia's joining the bench was the advocate's equivalent of an earthquake
Richard Lazarus is the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts. He has represented the U.S., state and local governments, and environmental groups in the Supreme Court. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Justice Antonin Scalia joined the bench 30 years ago, this coming September. From his first days on the bench on that first Monday of October to his final days just a few weeks ago, Scalia changed the Supreme Court and its rulings. But his influence was far more profound and transformative than the many significant individual rulings he authored and those that he joined.