Antonin Scalia’s Death Draws Shock From Pundits, Mockery From Celebrities

News of Supreme Court Justice’s passing elicits outpouring of emotion — and sharp jabs — on social media

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death at age 79 shocked the news media and political class — and brought about a much more expected stream of colorful responses on social media on Saturday.

The jurist courted controversy through his pointed rulings opposing gay marriage, the Affordable Care Act, affirmative action and other liberal causes during his nearly 30-year tenure on the high court.

Politicians, pundits, comedians and regular fans and foes of the conservative firebrand took to Twitter with their thoughts on the news, which is sure to shake up the 2016 presidential election.

Here is a sampling of the most notable responses so far.