Antonin Scalia, who died last week at the age of 79, was one of the most influential Supreme Court justices of his day. Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog reviews the man and his legacy, and notes that whomever President Obama will nominate to replace him, and regardless if the Senate acts on it, the Court is likely to lose the conservative majority it has had for decades.
Paul Kane of the Washington Post outlines what’s at stake in the Senate insofar as whether it takes up a nominee to succeed Scalia and whether this becomes a critical issue, not only in this year’s presidential election but also in the battle for control of the Senate.
Saturday is the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. Cynthia Roldan of the Charleston Post & Courier sets up the battle and notes the key endorsements in the race.
Things have become decidedly negative in the GOP contest, which is not surprising. But it doesn’t come close to what we’ve seen in past Palmetto State primaries. Bob Oldendick of the University of South Carolina remembers some of the nastiest campaigns in the state including the one 16 years ago this week when George W. Bush faced off against John McCain.
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