There has been an avalanche of essays, articles and blog posts discussing Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. The vacancy is much more important than most prior empty seats because the Supreme Court, for the first time, is divided four-to-four among Democrats and Republicans with the most conservative Democrat (Breyer) being more liberal than the most liberal… more »
There has been a lot written about Justice Antonin Scalia since his passing a few months ago. He was a larger-than-life figure (even by the standards of Supreme Court justices), and no one can deny that he was a tireless public servant who devoted much of his career to government service. He was… more »
Justice Antonin Scalia’s empty seat at the Supreme Court generated two orders the week of March 28 that demonstrate yet again the essentially political nature of our highest Court.
The Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate has indicated an unwillingness to consider any Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama. In response, the president has said that he will exercise his constitutional duty to make such a nomination.
The late Justice Antonin Scalia believed that the federal Constitution allows states to ban abortion, to prohibit consensual sex between two adults in the privacy of their home as well as same-sex marriage, to keep a prestigious state-funded military college exclusively all male, and to start official legislative sessions… more »
What happens now? That’s the question many are asking after the the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden passing has generated a tidal wave of media and academic attention on the future of the Supreme Court. As a corporate law scholar, I have to admit to a tinge of jealousy to be seemingly outside of this controversy, the hand wringing, and the political equivalent of Dungeons and Dragons that… more »
The Georgia State Law American Constitution Society students tapped Professors Neil Kinkopf, Eric Segall, Patrick Wiseman and Emory University Associate Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, for a noon panel discussion, “Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death,” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room 241.
Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death Time and… more »
Starting almost immediately after the reports of Justice Scalia’s death, there has been controversy over whether President Obama can make a nomination to fill the vacancy and, if so, whether the Senate should consider a nomination given that it is a presidential election year. President Obama has announced his intention to make a nomination and… more »
With the unexpected death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend, the political battle lines have been drawn. President Obama has made clear that he plans to nominate a successor. His opposition is equally adamant that he should not do so, but allow the choice to be made by… more »