Hours after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday, experts were looking for precedents about his passing and a replacement nominee in a presidential election year. While it is unusual for a sitting Justice to die during such a time, there are past cases where nominations have been handled differently.
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death on Saturday sent shock waves through America’s legal and political system, with President Barack Obama saying he will nominate a replacement in due time.
Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his well-written Supreme Court opinions and his obscure word choices. Here’s a look at the some Scaliaisms, which may also come in handy if you’re stuck in a word-playing game.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as a figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.