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Obama Upset that GOP-Led Senate Won’t Act on SCOTUS Nominee

The Democrats haven’t gotten the Senate to budge on appointing a new nominee to the Supreme Court after the death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia, so Obama is blaming the GOP. But, it’s rare for an appointment to be made in a presidential election year. Who is on the wrong side of history?

How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? Continue reading ? The post How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 76: Republicans refuse to fund fight against baby-murdering disease

It's Friday, April 29, and Day 76 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 46 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

What does 'beg the question' mean? It's complicated

Perhaps more than any other Supreme Court justice, the late Antonin Scalia cared a great deal about language, often spending time carefully consulting several dictionaries and usage books. He took pains to use words precisely. And if...Show More Summary

"On Wednesday afternoon, professors at George Mason University protested the recent renaming of the law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia."

"At a meeting full of angry student activists, the school’s faculty senate voted 21-13 to reopen the naming process."The vote took issue with Scalia’s “numerous public offensive comments” about black people, women, and LBGT individuals,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 72: A totally not manic Monday

It's Monday, April 25 and Day 72 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 42 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 69: It's Friday, so the Senate is just hanging

It's Friday, April 22 and Day 69 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 37 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Frustrated TX Governor Says Supreme Court 'Politics' Will Result in Split Immigration Decision

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) knows better than to expect a stellar outcome in Texas v. United States. With Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, who...

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 68: Harry Reid shows what Mitch McConnell's word is worth—nothing

It's Wednesday, April 21, and Day 68 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 36 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 67: A lot of energy behind spinning wheels on energy

It's Wednesday, April 20, and Day 67 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement, and Day 35 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Looks Poised to Block Obama’s Immigration Actions Indefinitely

If Justice Antonin Scalia were still on the Supreme Court, the headlines Monday would likely declare that fives justices appear poised to invalidate President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But in his absence, the justices appeared to arrive at an apparent deadlock during Monday’s arguments in United States v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court appears split over Obama's immigration plan

The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked Monday over President Obama's plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.  A 4-4- tie vote -- possible since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia -- would be a defeat for Obama since it would leave in place a lower...

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 62: Crickets

It's Thursday, April 15 and Day 62 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement, and Day 30 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Garland's Clerks Go to Bat for Supreme Court Nominee

Merrick Garland isn't just President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court; he's one of the Court's most successful feeder judges, sending 42 of his clerks on to Supreme Court clerkships. That's more than half of the 71 clerks Garland has had since joining the......

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 55: Senate has a leisurely start

It's Friday, April 8 and Day 55 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Sen. Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. There have actually been a few meetings between Republican senators and President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and now Sen. Show More Summary

Obama: Senate Republicans' Decision to Oppose SCOTUS Nomination 'Dangerous'

President Obama is growing increasingly frustrated with Senate Republicans' refusal to hold a hearing for Merrick Garland, his pick for the Supreme Court following the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. And during an appearance at the University of Chicago on Thursday, Obama made the case for conservatives to end their... More »

George Mason University Announces New, Unfortunate Name for Law School Honoring Antonin Scalia

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Even some news anchors couldn’t keep it together when reporting on the new name—since tweaked—in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.

Antonin Scalia’ School Of Law Changes Name To Avoid Awkward Acronym

After Antonin Scalia’s death, conservative George Mason Law School changed its name to honor the late Supreme Court justice, but just this week the law school changed its name once more – this time to avoid an awkward acronym which took off on social media this week. Show More Summary

At least it wasn't the Antonin Scalia School of Holistic Medicine

Too good to pass up: It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason...

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