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Obama, Democrats Pledge to Defy Republicans on Court Vacancy

One day after Senate Republicans slammed the door on confirming a Supreme Court nominee this year, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats pledged to continue working to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “The Constitution says that I nominate candidates for the Supreme Court when there’s a vacancy, and the Senate exercises its constitutional authority to advise and consent. I’m going to do my job,” Obama said. “We just keep pushing it, and I...

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