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Obama's nominee to replace Scalia won't get a vote -- this year

Obama's nominee to replace Scalia won't get a vote -- this year

The Senate has about as much chance of voting on a new Supreme Court nominee this year as the sun does of rising in the West. But that doesn't mean said nominee won't eventually take the seat formerly occupied by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Yes, it's technically possible that a vote could happen this year. President Obama said Saturday that he would submit a nomination to replace Scalia, who died unexpectedly that morning, because it's his constitutional responsibility. "There will be plenty of time for me to do so, and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote," Obama said. "These are responsibilities that...

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