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Whoever fills the Scalia seat, the future of the Court hangs in the balance

By James D Zirin  

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The future of the Supreme Court will be determined in the American presidential election. Now ideologically deadlocked at 4-4 since the death last February of rock-ribbed conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, the Justice filling the ninth seat will tip the balance. In accepting the nomination as Donald Trump’s running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said: “Americans should know that while we are filling the presidency for the next four years,…

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