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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Maryland lawyers recall Scalia as lively, challenging

Though Antonin Scalia never agreed with him, former assistant Maryland public defender George E. Burns Jr. said he enjoyed the legal banter he had with the loquacious justice during Burns’ three arguments before the Supreme Court on behalf of criminal defendants more than a quarter-century ago.