Antonin Scalia

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last week at age 79. (Photo: Stephen Masker/flickr/cc)
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative in the nation's highest court, has set the stage for a contentious year-end term as lawmakers tussle over a replacement nomination and several high-profile cases hang in the balance. With eight justices left, the court has two options for cases in which it is now...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"How dare you politicize Scalia's death? It's too soon!" Two minutes later... "...


Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.