Originally Published February 2016
So…the late Justice Scalia apparently spent the last hours of his life at a get-together for a secret society. I know, I know…sounds like a conspiracy theory, right? But this is actually what he did.
Via Washington Post:
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.
After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.
Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures”…
And how do you honor those creatures? By shooting them, natch.
Here’s a description of the secret society, through their official website (OK…they’re not that secret):
The International Order of St. Hubertus is a true knightly order in the historical tradition. The Order is under the Royal Protection of His Majesty Juan Carlos of Spain, the Grand Master Emeritus His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Andreas Salvator of Austria and our Grand Master is His Imperial and Royal Highness Istvan von Habsburg Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary.
That’s exactly what I want a Supreme Court Justice to do…to report to an order that is under the jurisdiction of Grand Masters and royalty from Spain, Austria, and Hungary. That’s exactly what you want.