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Crisis: Justice Scalia Dead at 79

Posted on | February 14, 2016 | 152 Comments


The voice of conservatism on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, died Saturday at age 79. As soon as I heard the news, the scale of the disaster was apparent. On most cases where conservatives prevailed, the majority was 5-4, and to allow President Obama to replace Scalia with a liberal would tilt the court decidedly to the Left. Therefore, this unexpected vacancy in the final year of Obama’s term produces a crisis. The Republican-controlled Senate will almost certainly attempt to block whoever Obama nominates, and this high-profile political battle in Washington will be fought out during a presidential election year. With the nation already teetering on the brink of political revolution — if the Democrats win the election, the GOP may shatter into incoherent fragments, with unknown consequences — the death of Scalia brings into sharp focus the issues confronting America in the 21st century.

Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice
Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

San Antonio News-Express

BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Scalia
dies during hunting trip in Marfa


Scalia’s death plunges court,
national politics into turmoil

Washington Post

GOP candidates urge Senate to block
Obama’s Supreme Court pick


Mitch McConnell rules out replacing
Antonin Scalia until new president is elected

Washington Times

McConnell throws down the gauntlet:
No Scalia replacement under Obama


Grassley joins call to delay
Supreme Court nomination

Des Moines Register



152 Responses to “Crisis: Justice Scalia Dead at 79”

  1. Quartermaster
    February 20th, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

    C’mon now. You’ve reorted to emotion many times. The “fruitless arguments” you’ve with both myself and Dead messenger are full of them on your side. You need to get over your teenaged methods and start to actually see what people are saying rather than attribute to them your own projections of yourself.

    I didn’t say we didn’t disagree. I am saying that your view of yourself is quite jaundiced and that you project a ton. You argue like a teenaged SJW, then expect anyone you are directing your bilge at to accept you at the face value you place on yourself. The world doesn’t work that way.

  2. NeoWayland
    February 20th, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

    As I said, I haven’t said one thing about my feelings.

    I make it a rule these days to address the behavior and not the person.