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February 16, 2016 4:37 am

More Republicans Say They Will Block Supreme Court Nominee

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The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

New York Times – Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has given President Obama a tantalizing opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court, but cementing a lasting legacy on American jurisprudence will present a familiar challenge: breaking the will of Republicans.

On Monday, Senate Republicans — including some who are up for re-election in swing states — appeared to be closing ranks with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, who has vowed to block any nominee from Mr. Obama and has said that he should not even suggest one, leaving the choice to the next president.

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