WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate have a constitutional duty to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Saturday. "The Supreme Court of the United States is too important to our democracy for it to be understaffed for...» Read More
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA INTENDS TO NOMINATE SUCCESSOR FOR SCALIA ON SUPREME COURT- CNN.
REPUBLICAN SENATOR GRASSLEY, CHAIRMAN OF SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, SAYS "STANDARD PRACTICE" FOR 80 YEARS TO "NOT CONFIRM SUPREME COURT NOMINEES DURING A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR".
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama should nominate a new Supreme Court justice "right away" to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. "With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme...
CORRECTED- U.S. SENATE MINORITY LEADER REID, A DEMOCRAT, SAYS "THE PRESIDENT CAN AND SHOULD SEND THE SENATE A NOMINEE RIGHT AWAY".
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- In almost 30 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an unlikely buddy for fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scalia, who died at age 79, was appointed to the high court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and built a reputation as one of the nation's most...
REPUBLICAN SENATE MINORITY LEADER REID SAYS "THE PRESIDENT CAN AND SHOULD SEND THE SENATE A NOMINEE RIGHT AWAY".
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next U.S. president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be...
REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MCCONNELL SAYS SUPREME COURT VACANCY "SHOULD NOT BE FILLED UNTIL WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT".
JUSTICE SCALIA DIED IN SLEEP AFTER TELLING FRIENDS HE DID NOT FEEL WELL- CNN, CITING SOURCE.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice...
Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday confirmed the death of conservative colleague Justice Antonin Scalia. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues.
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS SAYS SCALIA WAS AN "EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUAL AND JURIST, ADMIRED AND TREASURED BY HIS COLLEAGUES".
"ON BEHALF OF THE COURT AND RETIRED JUSTICES, I AM SADDENED TO REPORT THAT OUR COLLEAGUE JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA HAS PASSED AWAY," CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS SAYS.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA'S DEATH CONFIRMED- STATEMENT FROM CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. In a statement, Abbott extended his "deepest condolences" to Scalia's family. Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.
TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT EXTENDS' DEEPEST CONDOLENCES' ON DEATH OF U.S.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD- SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS.
ATHENS, Greece— Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting until the government listens. The farmers, who had set up 68 blockades with tractors and agricultural vehicles on highways across Greece, will convene Monday to decide how...
WASHINGTON— The State Department has released more than 1,000 new pages of Hillary Clinton's emails. It plans to finish making her emails public on Feb. 29, a day before the critical Super Tuesday primaries when multiple states hold nominating contests. The FBI also is examining the security of the home server she maintained for email use while in office.
BRATISLAVA, Feb 13- Slovakia should take advantage of negative yields on its sovereign debt to invest in major public infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday as campaigning for next month's general election heats up. Following estimated growth of 3.6 percent last year, Slovakia's economy is expected to expand by 3.2 percent in...