Law360, New York (February 14, 2016, 9:52 PM EST) -- In the wake of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death Saturday at age 79, the fate of the high court’s pending cases — which involve hot-button topics like affirmative action, abortion, immigration, Obamacare and union fees — turns on whether the Senate will confirm a new justice this term or wait until a new president is elected, experts say.
Justice Scalia sat on the bench’s closely held 5-4 conservative majority, and the fact that his passing comes amid a presidential election year awash in divisive discourse from an unprecedented number of Republican candidates could make his replacement process as closely...
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