Antonin Scalia

Senate Judiciary Republicans Vow No Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee

(ABC News) — The Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have officially declared they will not hold a hearing on anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court. In a letter today, signed by all 11 Republicans on the 20-member committee, the members tell their Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, they will “not hold hearings on any…

How Scalia’s Death Could Affect the Outcome of These 5 Cases

(ABC News) — The Supreme Court returns to work today for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death last weekend. And with eight justices now left on the court, Scalia’s absence means there is a real possibility of 4-4 ties. In cases where the court divides evenly, the decision of the lower court stands and no national precedent is…

Sandra Day O’Connor: Obama Should Get to Choose Scalia’s Replacement

(ABC News) — Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said President Obama should fill the seat on the Supreme Court bench that has been vacated following the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, in an interview with Arizona station FOX10 Phoenix. “I think we need somebody, there, now, to do the job, and let’s get on with it,” said O’Connor, splitting…

Biden: Obama Seeking Court Nominee Who Enjoys GOP Support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking to nominate a Supreme Court candidate who has enjoyed past Republican support, Vice President Joe Biden said, offering some of the first indications of the president’s criteria in replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. In a radio interview airing Thursday, Biden pushed back against Republicans who insist that Obama hand off the…

President Obama to Pay Respects to Justice Scalia at Supreme Court

AP Photo (ABC News) — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court on Friday. “The president and the first lady on Friday will travel to the Supreme Court to pay their respects to Justice Scalia as he lies in repose there at the Supreme Court,”…

Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court Chair and Bench Draped in Black

(ABC News) — Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court chair and the bench directly in front of it have been draped with black wool crepe in memory of the late jurist, the court announced this morning. A black drape also hangs over the courtroom doors, in keeping with Supreme Court tradition that dates back to at least the death of Chief…

Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

(ABC News) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans tofilibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late JusticeAntonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a “profound impact” on the Republican primary that will change the contours of the presidential race. He argued…