Initial reaction, and plenty of important questions.
The death of Antonin Scalia will surely create endless Obama-Congress disputes when Obama will present his new choice(s). Also, many cases are to be decided during the elections cycle of 2016 and having 8 judges on board, with one less very conservative judge will make the decisions very close or tied or unforeseen postponements.
It will not be good for Congress, as it will show the American people and the world how even in jurisprudence, the American way is all about politics and personal tendencies instead of the true application of the law.
The Republican debates now will have the added feature of gay marriage at the top of the agenda and Trump is most likely to say stupid things and tweet ridiculous idea that will expose even further the bigotry and racism that are latent in the United States.
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You are so right.
The country is so divided. It’s so sad. This is going to be a nightmare for Obama, Congress, the House, and the country. I am a social conservative, not a homophobe, I believe God gave man ane women free will to choose, but I also believe we should protect the unborn the best we can. However, no one understands how difficult it is for a woman to choose abortion, many times it cannot be helped. It’s a dilemma that rips our hearts in half for both mother and child. I have no idea who can or should replace Scalia. It would be a miracle to find someone that most can agree with. Thank you for this article. Objectivity, subjectivity, and philophies play a huge role in all of our opinions.