Washington Braces for Brawl Over Supreme Court Vacancy

February 14, 2016 02:48 PM
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The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has set off a legal and political earthquake in Washington and beyond. The arch-conservative jurist’s passing guarantees a confrontation between the White House and the Republican-led Senate on confirming a successor, and could put ideological control of the high court at stake in this year’s presidential election.