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Supreme Court to be One Justice Short for a Year?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Salia passed away today, and Republicans in the Senate are saying his replacement should not be chosen until the new president takes office–which of course is almost a year away.

Apparently banking on the next president being a Republican, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell are all saying confirmation of any new nominee should be delayed. Actually maybe it’s not a bad idea. And if the executive and legislative branches of the US government could be persuaded to take 2016 off as well, this war weary world might enjoy a few veritable months of peace.

Scalia died while on a hunting trip in Texas–reportedly due to natural causes.

4 thoughts on “Supreme Court to be One Justice Short for a Year?

    • Don’t laugh. If Cruz gets elected you probably will see somebody like Dershowitz on the Supreme Court. Cruz last week introduced legislation to shut down the PLO office in Washington until such time as the Palestinian Authority ends its “incitement” against Israelis. There’s also anti-BDS legislation at the federal level as well. Imagine how Dershowitz would vote on that should a legal challenge make it to the Supreme Court. As bad as Obama’s been, I gotta feeling a few years down the road we’ll be looking back to his time in office as “the good ole days.”

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