Obama sets out to nominate new justice

The casket of the late Supreme Court justice was placed in the court’s Great Hall on Friday, and thousands filed through to pay their respects. From left, Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor were among the mourners. The White House said Friday that it will go ahead with the nomination of a replacement on the court. Jacquelyn Martin/ Pool via The New York Times

Despite long odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice – The Boston Globe By Kathleen Hennessey and Mary Clare Jalonick| Associated Press  02/20/2016 | RePost: 02/21/2016 4:24:27 AM| WASHINGTON — It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Obama set out this week on a quest to put his third justice on the Supreme Court, hoping to overcome solid Republican opposition and difficult election-year politics in what likely will […]

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