Justice Scalia died unexpectedly today at age 79. He was found dead at a resort in Texas.
The NY Times story is here.
Not to get too political here in this hour of loss and sadness, and make no mistake, this is a loss of monumental proportions, but is there anyway in hell Obama gets a Supreme Court Justice through the Senate?
UPDATE: We just confirmed that the President can make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court. With two terms of the supreme court at issue until the next president is sworn in, and with 25% of Obama's second term still to be served, the President cannot wait as the republicans have already said, until the next President is sworn in.
Query: Would you want to be the sacrificial lamb as the President's nominee to the court?
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