Scalia's Death To Loom Over High Court's Next Term

By Jeff Overley (June 30, 2016, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia reverberated this year in deadlocked decisions and refusals to review important cases, a partial paralysis that is likely to endure for much or all of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming term, attorneys say.

In the 2015-16 term that ended Tuesday, there were 4-4 ties in four cases, including major battles over union fees and immigrant deportations. The impasses fulfilled predictions that the court, despite earnest efforts to find common ground, would be hopelessly polarized on a handful of legal questions.

"I think it's trying to do the best that it can, but obviously there are...

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