Antonin Scalia, 1936-2016

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This is a huge deal, and it will be ugly both for the campaign and for the bickering getting a new justice in place.

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#4

He died on a hunting trip in TX. Does anyone know where Cheney was?

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#5

Except he died in his sleep, in his room.

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#6

Cruz has already called to block any nominee Obama suggests.

Cruzin’

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#7

Well then do we know where Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum were? Was a rope or candlestick involved?

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#8

I don’t think that is how that works…

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Because the best way to honor the legacy of a Justice known for being a “strict Constitutional literalist” is to ignore the part of the Constitution which clearly grants the President the power to appoint Supreme Court justices.

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#10

Wouldn’t it be rather overgenerous to assume Cruz understands the workings of the Senate and the Constitution?

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#11

Canadians

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#12

The GOP debates tonight should be interesting…

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#13

Can Obama nominate himself?

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#15

How so? i think it would take a lot more than this to make it interesting. I expect lots of sanctimonious blather about the loss too soon of a great man, blah blah. And I’d bet they’ll “honor” the dead by not saying anything of substance about what this means for a nominee and the future of the Supreme Court.

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They’ll only have a few hours of prep. Should increase the chances of extemporaneous airing of fascinating opinions. You never know, they might just go for hagiography.

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#18

How about Bill Clinton for SCOTUS?

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#19

Eh… meh.

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#21

Wasn’t Scalia the most regressive member of the supreme court, by far? Is this even disputed?

Looking forward to actual progress.

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#22

Yes, and me too.

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#23

When was teh last time there was a Dem majoirty?