and its only been a few hours since news broke that justice scalia has passed away and scotus is down by one. and already what promises to be a hard fight for his replacement is brewing with dems saying that the president should send a name fast and congress owes it to the people to confirm him or her and keep the court running at full staff. repubs say no wait for the next president. and would make it hard to confirm any one he picks espically since odds are the president would pick some one like his last few appointments kagan and sotamayor tipping the bench back to the libral side. as scalia death has now tipped off some fireworks mostly his replacement getting on the bench .

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