Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly yesterday, February 13th, 2016. May he rest in peace.
His death leaves an absence on the Supreme court bench and President Obama would like nothing more than have someone he appoints fill the position.
I do not think that President Obama will get his wish.
"SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: George, the Senate has
not confirmed a nominee that was named in the final year, an election
year, in 80 years. This is a lame duck president. And, by the way, the
only reason Anthony Kennedy was nominated that late is that Democrats
in the Senate had gone after and defeated two previous nominees, Robert
Bork, which set a new standard for partisan attacks on a nominee, and
"STEPHANOPOULOS: But does that mean -- does that mean that you're going
to filibuster anyone -- anyone that President Obama nominates?