Published: Tue, February 16, 2016
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Flags flying at half-staff to honor Justice Scalia


U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito disagreed, siding with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that President Obama shouldn't pick a replacement as a lame duck. She is popular among Republicans and Democrats, working with both in the Senate and getting elected in divided Minnesota with 65 percent of the vote four years ago.

If Democrats win back the Senate and lose the White House in November, they would control both branches of government for about two weeks before Obama leaves office. "We're going to have an election for President very soon, and the people will understand what is at stake in that election".

"The vote of a deceased justice does not count", veteran Supreme Court lawyer Roy Englert said Sunday, a day after Scalia was found dead in his room at a west Texas ranch.

SHAPIRO: Domenico, start by explaining what the impact so far has been of Scalia's death on the presidential race.

"I believe that the President should nominate and the Senate should follow its constitutional obligation and advise and consent on the nomination", Manchin said.

"There are no caveats".

In New Hampshire, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan criticized Ayotte and argued that Obama's constitutional right to nominate isn't suspended in his previous year in office. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said in a statement the Supreme Court post should be filled "without delay". "Republican rhetoric condemning President Obama's willful disregard for the rule of law will ring hollow if they do confirm a nominee".

"The president will take the time and rigor this process deserves before selecting a nominee". It was sufficiently important that Barack Obama made a pre-Republican-debate appearance Saturday night to convey his condolences and, more to the point, announce that he planned - because it's his job - to send the Senate a nominee to replace Scalia.

Scalia, a conservative bulwark, was the longest-serving justice on the court when he died Saturday at age 79.

His death has left a hole on the bench at a time when many of this year's biggest cases are due to go before the Supreme Court. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology in Florence, S.C., Monday Feb. 15, 2016. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit and as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In May 2001, George W. Bush nominated Roberts again, but Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy refused to give him a hearing during the 107th Congress, which ended in January 2003. I will evaluate any nominee before the Senate based on their qualifications and judicial philosophy.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is weighing in on a political battle that will rival the presidential election in the coming months. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. The GOP holds the majority, 54-46, and Democrats face an nearly insurmountable task in trying to get 14 Republicans to join them in breaking a certain filibuster.

One vulnerable incumbent, Sen.

The court heard arguments in December in a case from Texas on the meaning of the principle of "one person, one vote", which the court has said requires that political districts be roughly equal in population.

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