People are leaving applesauce and broccoli at Antonin Scalia's memorial — here's why

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Applesauce and broccoli were left on the steps of the Supreme Court on Friday in what was a makeshift memorial for a few of Justice Antonin Scalia's more memorable contributions to the Obamacare debate.

"It's pure applesauce," Scalia said of the court's reasoning in last year's King v. Burwell case regarding Obamacare subsidies, which were upheld by the court in a 6-3 decision.

And in the first Supreme Court case ever involving Obama's landmark health law, Scalia questioned whether the government could force people to buy broccoli.

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"Could you define the market -- everybody has to buy food sooner or later, so you define the market as food, therefore, everybody is in the market; therefore, you can make people buy broccoli," he said.

Scalia died at a Texas ranch last weekend at the age of 79. His casket arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday ahead of his funeral on Saturday morning.

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People are leaving applesauce and broccoli at Antonin Scalia's memorial — here's why
Applesauce. At base of Supreme Court stairs for Scalia https://t.co/wNVe5QL3tR
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Tribute to Justice Scalia outside the Supreme Court includes jars of applesauce. Pure applesauce. https://t.co/wGHE5vU6ei
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Broccoli left at Scalia's makeshift memorial outside of SCOTUS. H/T to his famous anti-Obamacare argument. https://t.co/FCKBHtjC00
Jars of applesauce & heads of broccoli at a makeshift memorial for #Scalia at #SCOTUS. Public line wraps the block. https://t.co/M3fWA65JQu
This makeshift Scalia memorial outside SCOTUS includes tasteful arrangements of broccoli and pure applesauce. https://t.co/Bjc0z8fdYh
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