Supreme Court Squabble

The passing of  Justice Antonin Scalia has left a major void in the Supreme Court -and just days after his death- the battle over when he should be replaced (and by whom) is widening the rift between political parties. Scalia’s death has left the nation’s highest court split between Republican and Democrat appointees, upping the ante for the nomination process in an election year. Republicans, pulling for another fervent conservative, want to wait until after the general election in November. However, President Obama and the Democrats want to nominate a new justice sooner rather than later.