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Fight Over US Supreme Court Vacancy Reaches Senate Floor

The partisan fight over a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy burst onto the Senate floor Monday, as lawmakers disagreed sharply on whether President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nine days earlier.   The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Chuck Grassley, argued that presidential election years are inappropriate for considering high court nominations.   “The campaign for our next commander-in-chief is in full swing....

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