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Chief Justice John Roberts Eulogizes Antonin Scalia As 'Our Man For All Seasons' | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Chief Justice John Roberts Eulogizes Antonin Scalia As 'Our Man For All Seasons' He was "known, on occasion, to dissent." 02/22/2016 02:59 pm ET | Updated Feb 22, 2016 370 Cristian Farias Legal Affairs Reporter, The Huffington Post Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Chief Justice John Roberts remembered his late colleague from the bench. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench on Monday after a weekend of mourning and remembrance  over the Feb. 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia . Before the court got down to business, Chief Justice John Roberts took a few moments to eulogize his departed colleague. "We remember his incisive intellect, his agile wit and his captivating prose," Roberts said, reading from a prepared statement. "But we cannot forget his irrepressible spirit. He was our man for all seasons, and we shall miss him beyond measure." It was the first time Roberts had spoken publicly about Scalia since the justice died, although he did issue a statement  when the news broke. As he began speaking, Roberts pointed to the ceremonial draping on and in front of Scalia's empty seat  -- the traditional recognition for a justice who died while in active service. After running through Scalia's biography, which included stints in legal academia and as a government lawyer, Roberts highlighted the "first and only Supreme Court case" that Scalia argued. As an attorney with the Department of Justice, Scalia represented the U.S. government in a case involving Cuban cigars. "He prevailed, establishing a perfect record before the court," Roberts said to laughter from the audience. The lawyers and public gathered for Monday's arguments -- in a government contracts dispute and a case dealing with the constitutional limits on police stops -- also laughed when Roberts made a whimsical observation about the late justice's record on the bench. Scalia served on the Supreme Court for nearly 30 years and was the author of a whopping 282 majority opinions, Roberts reminded the audience. The chief added, "He was also known, on occasion, to dissent." The whole memorial -- including condolences directed to Scalia's wife, Maureen, and the rest of his family -- lasted no more than two minutes. "And now we turn to the business of the court," Roberts said. More: Supreme Court Scotus Law Chief Justice John Roberts Antonin Scalia Death Suggest a correction Comments Close SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more 1.93 M 978 K 456 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat Chief Justice John Roberts Eulogizes Antonin Scalia As 'Our Man For All Seasons' NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Archive Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.    "The Huffington Post" is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News