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February 15, 2016 2:52 am

GOP Senators, Activists Urge Delay for New Supreme Court Justice

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The US Capitol. Photo: US Chamber of Commerce.

The US Capitol. Photo: US Chamber of Commerce.

Wall Street Journal – Conservative lawmakers and activists on Sunday rallied around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for waiting until next year to decide who will fill the Supreme Court opening created by the death of Antonin Scalia.

Within hours of the news of Mr. Scalia’s death Saturday, the Kentucky Republican said the vacancy shouldn’t be filled until there is a new president to succeed President Barack Obama, whose term ends in January. By Sunday, conservative momentum had built around his decision, making clear this could be a year-long battle that would filter into the campaigns for president and control of the Senate in this fall’s elections.

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