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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SupremeCourt )

- 1221 days ago -
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died Feb. 13 on a ranch near San Antonio.


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Marianne C (168)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 3:36 pm
This means two very important things:

1. the right no longer has a majority on the court, and
2. Obama will appoint his replacement.

Kathleen M (208)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 3:51 pm
Thanks for sharing, Wilde. Out of respect for the recently deceased will refrain from further commentary.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:39 pm
From a CBS News article,
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, suggested that the Senate will not entertain a nomination from Mr. Obama.
"The American peopleā€Ž should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President," he said in a statement."

Although I would like to see Obama nominate a liberal justice, I don't think there is any chance of the Senate looking at any nomination. McConnell was one of the prime Republican obstructionists on Obama's inauguration day.

Condolences to the family.

Wilde Thange (10)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 5:23 pm
Yes i can see a roadblock to appointment and a continuing one if a Republican is elected President as per usual.

. (0)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 11:45 pm
R. I. P. , you did your job well.
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