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The Politics Of The Supreme Court Nomination Process

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on February 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on February 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins talks with NPR Lead Political Editor Domenico Montanaro about the surrounding politics involved in replacing a Supreme Court justice. How will President Obama’s nomination, and whether Congress approves it, shape the upcoming Senate and presidential elections?

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