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Supreme Court justices don’t belong at the State of the Union - The Boston Globe

The Constitution directs the president to periodically “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union,” and most presidents since Woodrow Wilson have delivered that “information” in a formal speech. But nothing in the Constitution req

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President will not attend requiem for Scalia

The president and first lady will pay their respects on Friday while Scalia lays in repose at the high court. The president's spokesman was unable to say what Obama will do on Saturday instead.

Politics | The circus we run our country with

Congress Can Deny Barack Obama the Power to Replace Justice Scalia

It seems strange to criticize senators who are merely expressing in what circumstances they will withhold their consent when Congress has the power to deny the president the ability to fill this vacancy entirely by itself eliminating this vacancy.

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If Obama appoints Scalia’s successor, the Supreme Court will really jump leftward - The Washington Post

Voting theory tells us that if Obama appoints a new Justice, the Court will shift substantially to the left.

Politics | Op-Ed

Dear Democrats, Please Stop Insulting Our Intelligence on Judicial Nominations

Does any sentient human being believe that if the Democrats had the Senate majority in the final year of a conservative president’s second term – and Justice Ginsburg’s seat came open — that they would approve any nominee from that president?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg released a moving tribute to her 'best buddy,' Antonin Scalia

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday released a statement paying tribute to a man she called her

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What Justice Scalia’s death means for pending Supreme Court decisions

Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s conservative firebrand, died Saturday, leaving the fate of a controversial and high-stakes term very much up in the air.

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Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.

News | The News

Scalia: Gay marriage decision shows America's 'ruler' is Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia is chastising the Supreme Court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday as an affront to the principle of democratic rule.