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John Cornyn, R-Texas, is the Senate Majority Whip and serves on the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a giant of American jurisprudence. His intellect, wit, and commitment to the rule of law inspired a generation of legal minds -- including me -- to follow the law as written and to uphold the Constitution for the health of our democracy. Scalia resuscitated our nation's constitutional principles during a crucial time.