Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

"America today lost one of the finest jurists our country has known in my lifetime, a powerful voice for liberty and a passionate defender of the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution. His passing is a deep loss for our nation. Angela and I will keep his wife, Maureen, his children and his grandchildren in our prayers."