Two years ago today, the legal world was jolted with shocking news from Texas: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died in his sleep at a hunting ranch.

With his outsized influence and personality, it took 14 months of partisan delay and wrangling to replace Scalia. His successor Neil Gorsuch made it clear from day one that he would carry on Scalia’s originalist and textualist views—doctrines that both liberals and conservatives agree altered the way the court looked at statutes and the Constitution.

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