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Washington digs in for Supreme Court fight


Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that Republicans who don’t want President Barack Obama to nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia risk threatening “our democracy itself”. Indeed, for a collection of senators whose biggest headache to date has been one outside of their control – Donald Trump’s improbable success in the GOP presidential primary – the question of how to handle Supreme Court confirmation is at least within their power, but it could be no less challenging. The Republican promise not to have hearings or votes on any nominee might affect the president’s choice in another way – it may make it harder to find someone willing to be nominated just to be a sacrificial lamb, unless there’s a Democratic president in 2017 and maybe a Democratic Senate.Romney also told members of the National Rifle Association that Obama’s reelection would change the majority on the high court: “In his first term, we’ve seen the president try to browbeat the Supreme Court”. “Their approach is the approach I would encourage”, Romney said. He had just been nominated Chief Justice, so to replace him, President Reagan nominated New Jersey native, Scalia.Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara declared that Scalia died of natural causes, but she did so by telephone, based on information from law enforcement personnel at the scene.

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