With roughly 11 months remaining in his term, Obama undoubtedly will move forward. Anyone he names will surely be more liberal than Scalia, and anyone he names will tip the balance of the court.
I was head of the office of legal counsel at the time Antonin Scalia was named by Pres. Reagan. When Warren Burger resigned in 1986, we Reagan lawyers thought we were very clever by having the president nominate the sitting Justice William Rehnquist to the Chief Justice position and then filling Rehnquist's vacancy with Scalia.
Gathered from select Twitter, Wikipedia, SCOTUSblog, and Google searches, here is a Supreme Court FAQ of what happens next following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Black people will not survive under the conditions of lovelessnesss in a market that is bolstered by black-on-black soul killing, amid a public generally amused, every time we annihilate one another.
Our laws should be adapted to match how people live and love in the 21st century, filling in the many gaps left by the decline of marriage. The alternative -- continuing to treat longstanding partners and as if they count for nothing when one of them has a medical crisis, leaves, or dies, is unfair and brutally unkind.
Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.
Besides winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary by a wider than expected margin, Bernie Sanders just made history.
For the political class, shock and sorrow was quickly replaced with schemes and ploys.
Whatever our opinions of the candidates -- whatever we think of Trump or Cruz or Sanders -- whatever we think is wrong about our political system, we should all at least feel good that there is very little apathy in this campaign, and that it's bringing even young adolescents into the political conversation.
Journalists and pundits had been waiting for it for months: a win for Sanders and Trump in the same primary. Then they could finally rehash their "rise of populism" articles. And we were not disappointed after the New Hampshire primaries
We love you both for very different reasons - and it's causing us conflict. We don't want to have to choose between you, but only one of you will end up actually becoming the Democratic nominee. So why not combine forces and truly make this a win-win for the Democrats, the country - and yourselves?
Critics and cynics have flippantly dismissed Sanders' understanding in foreign affairs and have, therefore, ignored that important speech. Because it was so prescient, it deserves attention, not scorn.
You may remember the Clinton campaign circulating a photograph of Barack Obama wearing a turban in an effort to portray him as a Muslim sympathizer. It was a little push to stoke the xenophobia and paranoia. The Clinton campaign recently tried the same tactic with Bernie Sanders.
What if Biden had run? What if Trump had won Iowa, especially by a wide margin? What if Bloomberg were to run? The biggest "what if" is almost unmentionable.
Syrians are waiting. Everywhere. Waiting for the next airstrike. Waiting to cross another border. Waiting for a smuggler to call back to to say if there is room on the rubber dinghy, or worse, if they will have to sail it. Waiting to be rescued in the middle of the sea. Waiting to die ... of starvation.
With the primary season now finally and officially underway, and with Senator Bernie Sanders' stunning victory in New Hampshire still registering on the political seismograph, I've been wondering what Bayard Rustin would make of it all.
As someone who has attended Bernie Sanders rallies and written about his impressive candidacy, I expected him to prevail in the Milwaukee debate. But Hillary Clinton prevailed by going to the mat for her former boss.
It saddens me that progressives now have to put pen to paper to defend Alan Grayson; a man who has not only proved himself the most effective Liberal in the House - having passed more legislation promoting progressive causes than anyone else - but the most effective Congressman, period, having passed more legislation than any member of Congress from either party.
Why do GOP officials think you are stupid? Simple. They think they can hide the state's afflicted waters, the massively polluted Lake Okeechobee, by shoving it into the Everglades.