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    Antonin Scalia Death Ignites Fight Over SCOTUS Nominee

    The justice’s passing prompted some Republicans to demand that Obama decline nominating a replacement before his term ends. But the president has promised to do just that, and the resulting debate could shape the 2016 campaign. Ted Cruz is threatening to filibuster any nominee, and Democrats will likely use any stonewalling as a rallying cry. Legal experts say Obama may pick a consensus candidate, but former Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer tells OZY that “even a resurrected John Marshall” nominated by Obama would have trouble getting approved by this Senate.

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