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What will Trump’s victory mean for the Supreme Court?

His appointments could shape US politics for a generation

By James D Zirin  

The interior of the United States Supreme Court ©Phil Roeder

As an American lawyer, my immediate reaction to Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory was not to ask what this would mean for our relationship with Vladimir Putin, or whether the US will withdraw from NATO, tear up trade treaties or even build a wall across our border with Mexico. I thought of the Scalia seat on the United States Supreme Court.

Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly in February this year and…

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