How Scalia’s Death Just Threw the Senate, the GOP and the Supreme Court Into Disarray

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Media Outlet: Time

Jay Newton-Small wrote for Time about the effects of the death of Antonin Scalia on the GOP:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia always did like to cause a stir in life and his death will be no exception.
The conservative’s untimely demise in Texas this weekend upends the GOP, a party already in turmoil, and potentially the Supreme Court. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has already said that Scalia’s replacement should not be picked until a new President is.
“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President,” McConnell said in a statement Saturday.

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Jay Newton-Small was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow researching Alzheimer’s disease and end of life care. She is a correspondent for TIME magazine and author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way Washington Works.