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An Italian American from New Jersey, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 passed away on February 13, 2016
Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia 1936 ~ 2016
The One Big Issue Antonin Scalia Consistently Got Right
"You know these deep-dish pizzas -- it's not pizza. It's very good, but ... call it tomato pie or something."
Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was often at the heart of some of the most divisive rulings of modern times, but there's one core issue where he had definite crossover appeal: pizza.
Scalia, who died this past February at the age of 79, consistently ruled that the one "true" pizza is the New York style thin-crust pie, which is derived from traditional Neapolitan pizza.
Chicago's beloved deep dish, on the other hand, isn't really pizza at all.
"It's very tasty, but it's not pizza," he said in 2014, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.