SCALIA HAS LASTING IMPACT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT

By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Jack Royer

TUSCALOOSA – The lasting legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is being felt across the country after his death was announced over the weekend. Presidential candidates have reacted with differing opinions about whether or not President Barack Obama should be the one to nominate Scalia’s replacement. Republican candidates want the nomination to be made by the next president.

Scalia was known as an originalist. His judgements often overturned previous court doctrine and overrided precedents set by earlier court decisions. He was known as a champion for conservative issues and was often a reliable right wing vote on the highest court in the land.

Scalia was found dead at a Texas hunting camp on Saturday. Political experts say the nomination and confirmation of the next supreme court justice could take well into 2017.

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