Saturday, February 13, 2016
Justice Scalia dies; GOP will stall till November election
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, darling of the conservatives, passed away in his sleep Saturday.
He went quail hunting the day before in the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas.
The Republican-controlled Senate is almost certain to delay any confirmation attempt of President Obama’s choice, in hopes of getting a Republican President after November’s election.
With Scalia gone, the court is divided 4-4. So the next Justice will put the conservatives or liberals in the majority.
Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia and Anthony Kennedy.
George W. Bush appointed John Roberts and Samuel Alito, Jr.
George H.W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas.
Bill Clinton appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.
Barack Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.