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Reactions to Trump's statement on violence in Virginia

President Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration, drawing swift …

Creating the Perfect Email Newsletter Using Flipboard

Who’d have guessed that email—the original “killer app”—would become a novel, unobtrusive way to market yourself and your work in the form of a newsletter? But it’s not that surprising. Email used to be personal. At some point, marketers and corporations began abusing the intimacy afforded by easy …

The Best Photographs From Scott Kelly's Year In Space

"#Jimena in the Pacific is a massive storm. Makes the moon look puny. #YearInSpace"—via Twitter on Aug. 30, 2015.<br>Scott Kelly—NASA

In search for Scalia's successor, Obama may see GOP opposition as incentive to select a liberal

As President Obama moves to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the vow by Senate Republicans to block any nominee is providing him with a powerful incentive to focus on more liberal candidates.<p>Often, particularly when facing a Senate controlled by the other party, a president …

Los Angeles

Indian-American judge who could replace Scalia worked on controversial cases for business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One possible contender to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court is an Indian-American appeals court judge, Sri Srinivasan, who has pro-business credentials and a stellar resume.<p>Sri Srinivasan is pictured in this undated photo courtesy of the U.S. Department …

Judiciary

Ranch Owner: Scalia’s Death Was Peaceful

'In complete repose': Scalia died of natural causes, investigators say

The body of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was flown to northern Virginia from Texas late Sunday after investigators determined there was no foul play in the 79-year-old's death.<p>Jose Amezcua, a manager at Sunset Funeral Homes, told Fox News that he personally loaded Scalia's casket …

If Obama appoints Scalia’s successor, the Supreme Court will really jump leftward

Republicans and Democrats are already sharply divided over picking a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. In fact, the divisions are far greater than they were, especially this early in the process, for Obama’s previous two nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. In part, this is because the …

SCOTUS Poll: What Should Obama and the Senate do Following Scalia’s Death?

Following the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, politicians, pundits and the American people have engaged in a spirited debate over how President Barack Obama and the Senate should handle the open position on the nation’s highest court.<p>We would like to know how you feel about …

Justice Scalia and a Supreme Court 'Happily Filled'

The battle over filling Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court has already begun in earnest. President Barack Obama vowed to appoint a successor almost immediately upon learning of the conservative jurist's death. "I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a …

After Scalia: A More Collegial Court?

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the country loses a giant of American law. Scalia's audience was bigger than that of most justices: as the most prominent exponent of originalism and textualism, he was speaking as much to the public, and to present and future law students, as to his …

Obama recess appointment of Scalia Supreme Court replacement unlikely.

President Obama is unlikely to make a recess appointment to fill the Supreme Court opening created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, the White House …

Life After Scalia: A True Revolution Can Now Begin

I got a chance to meet Justice Antonin Scalia, the most homophobic force on the Supreme Court for more than a quarter of a century, last year. It was just a few days before the historic arguments in the <i>Obergefell</i> case that would bring marriage equality to the entire nation.<p>And it was pretty …

Fight to Name Justice Scalia’s Successor to Echo Past Battles

Nomination process has become more contentious over the years<p>WASHINGTON—Republican demands to wait until after the presidential election to confirm Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor mark the latest escalation in a long-running judicial nominations fight that has roots in Robert Bork’s 1987 Senate …

Antonin Scalia

As Obama Moves to Replace Scalia, the Press (Once Again) Enables Radical GOP Obstruction

In the wake of Antonin Scalia's sudden death, the Beltway press almost immediately began to seamlessly frame the unfolding debate about the Supreme Court Justice's replacement along the contours of Republican talking points. To do so, the press continued its habit of looking away from the GOP's …

The Republicans' Hypocritical Response to Atonin Scalia's Death

I remember when I heard his name for the second time.<p>The first time was in the summer of 1981. Ronald Reagan had been President for about seven or eight months and The New York Times ran a story listing a group of law professors he intended to appoint to the various U.S. Courts of Appeals. Scalia …

Scalia's Death Will Cast A Long Shadow Across This Year's Senate Races

Within hours of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aimed to squash any expectation that President Obama will get to name his successor.<p>"The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice," he said in a statement. …

Results in key cases could change with Scalia's death

The Supreme Court abhors even numbers. But that's just what the court will have to deal with, perhaps for many months, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Eight justices will decide what to do, creating the prospect of 4-4 ties.<p>Here are some questions and answers about the effect on the …

Scalia told me a secret about George W. Bush

<b>Antonin Scalia (Jeff Malet Photography)</b><p>When we had dinner several years ago, I asked the justice about the Bushes. His answer might surprise you<p>Stephen Harrison<p>February 15, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Eight years ago, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask two questions of the country’s most famous …

Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia: a supreme court justice 'extreme and out of step' with women

US constitution and civil liberties,US politics,Law,Gender,World news,Abortion,US news<p>The conservative’s views on discrimination, sexuality, race and abortion made him a liberal bugbear. But he did have some capacity for understanding

Antonin Scalia

Republicans might end up wishing they had compromised with Obama over Scalia’s replacement

From one angle, Senate Republicans just made a massive mistake. They could have simply waited for President Obama to nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia, drawn out the confirmation process, and then rejected the nominee on ideological grounds months from now.<p>But Senate Republicans didn't do …

Republicans

The battle over replacing Justice Scalia is just the start of a war over the Supreme Court

<i>Richard L. Hasen</i><i>, a professor of law and political science at University of California, Irvine, is the author of</i> Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. <i>This is a guest post.</i><p>It is tempting to think of the fight to replace Justice Antonin Scalia …

The Daily 202: Why blocking Obama’s pick to replace Scalia could cost Republicans their Senate majority

Antonin Scalia was often a friend of criminal defendants.

In addition to his fiery rhetoric, his originalism, and his profound impact on his fellow Supreme Court justices and the court itself, Antonin Scalia …

Justice Antonin Scalia said to have died of 'natural causes,' no autopsy planned

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy was necessary, a judge has told The Associated Press.<p>Chris Lujan, a manager for Sunset Funeral Homes in Texas, said the 79-year-old jurist's body was taken from the El Paso facility late Sunday afternoon and was to be …

El Paso

By Dying, Antonin Scalia Saves Public Sector Unions

Even if President Obama cannot get a new Supreme Court justice confirmed before he leaves office, Antonin Scalia may have singlehandedly saved …

Unions

Get up to speed fast on the giant political fight over replacing Antonin Scalia

If you're a politics junkie, Saturday night turned out to be the worst time ever to be away from the internet. In the span of a few hours, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, Republicans promised to link arms and block <i>any</i> replacement President Obama might offer up, and Donald …

Scalia's death while in office now a rarity for the Supreme Court

A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice had died, but those somber memorials have been increasingly uncommon at the court as its members have chosen to retire rather than hold their office until death.<p>Justice Antonin Scalia's death Saturday at the age of 79 …