Scalia's death becomes political football overnight

Antonin Scalia, conservative icon and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving conservatives without a majority on the court and setting up a political confrontation over his successor. Presidential candidates are already weighing in, demanding that the next president should nominate Scalia's replacement. Meanwhile, President Obama has other plans.

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