The process of replacing the ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice will almost certainly be a rocky one during this election year. The GOP presidential debate in South Carolina began with a moment of silence for Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed on early Saturday. Read Full Story
Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia passed away in his sleep yesterday at the age of 79, ending a career as perhaps the most overtly homophobic judge in America. In his thirty years on the bench, Scalia stood firmly in favor of bans on homosexual sex and opposed both marriage equality and laws protecting LGBT people... Read more »
Justice Antonin Scalia is dead, and his passing is nothing less than a legal and political earthquake. It will have a huge impact, not only on the court's present term but on the course of constitutional law. Beginning with his appointment...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton called Senator Mitch McConnell’s statement that the next president, not President Obama, should appoint a successor to Justice Scalia “disappointing” and “totally out of step with our history and our constitutional principle.”
NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.
CBS News Republican Debate moderator John Dickerson appropriately began Saturday’s proceedings with a large block devoted to the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. However, he chose to approach it from a liberalShow More Summary
A few weeks ago, I reached out to former clerks of the now-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia for a feature story on what it was like to work with one of history's most fascinating Supreme Court justices. One of those former clerks, Brian T. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees and more. TED CRUZ: "We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year." Rubio and other...Show More Summary
President Obama on Saturday, in Rancho Mirage, Calif., addressed the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here is the full text of his remarks: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening, everybody. For almost 30 years, Justice Antonin “Nino” Scalia was a larger-than-life presence on the bench -- a brilliant legal mind with an energetic style, incisive […]
Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his sharp wit and biting tongue. Here are some of his most memorable comments over the years. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare." - Dissent in the Obamacare case, King vs. Burwell “I attack ideas, I don't attack people - and some very good people...
At the Republican presidential debate on Saturday
Harry Reid, the Democrat Senator and Minority Leader from Nevada, has wasted no time in political maneuvering in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death Saturday. While not the first to have his voice heard — that distinction goes to GOP presidential primary candidate Ted Cruz — Reid does take an antithetical... Show More Summary
With the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, prepare for a massive political fight that will drag at least into the start of the next president’s term, and possibly beyond. The paralysis and dysfunction that plague our politics will geometrically expand, until something gives. (And even then, they [...]
Conservative lawmakers are unlikely to allow President Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday. During the Republican debate Saturday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said, "We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year." That's not quite true: Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed in 1988, an election […]
Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court will likely be left with just eight justices for the rest of its term—four reliable liberals, three reliable conservatives, and one Anthony Kennedy, who leans to the right but has traditionally acted as the court's swing vote. Show More Summary
At the Republican debate Saturday night, in response to a question about filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Donald Trump said, “If I were president now, I would certainly want to try and nominate a justice. Show More Summary
CBS’s John Dickerson challenged Ted Cruz in tonight’s debate over justices being approved to the Supreme Court during election years, suggesting confirming a successor to Scalia would be keeping within tradition. Cruz quickly corrected...Show More Summary
Candidates spar Saturday in South Carolina during the ninth Republican presidential debate on topics including the economy, taxes the Iraq War and the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Continue reading ? The post The latest: Republican presidential candidates battle in South Carolina appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Ferguson, Mo., which challenged parts of a pact to overhaul its police and court system, faces a lengthy, costly legal battle now that the Department of Justice has filed a civil rights suit against the municipality.