Law

Advice to Obama: Make a Boring Supreme Court Pick

Making no nomination would be a mistake. Picking an unconfirmable liberal would be, too.

One seat open inside.

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The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday creates a major challenge for President Barack Obama in the run-up to the 2016 election. Obama has said he will nominate a replacement to the U.S. Supreme Court, even though Senate Republican leaders have made it clear they prefer the seat remain vacant for now. Should the president go along, and not nominate anyone, liberals will be enraged at his passivity.

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