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US President Barack Obama passes a portrait of Justice Antonin Scalia after paying respects as the Justices body lays in repose at the US Supreme Court February 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Replacing Scalia: Why the Election Is Crucial to Our Republican Constitution

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia—combined with Senate Republicans’ refusal to consent to any nominee until after November—has raised the stakes on an issue that should always be at the forefront of a presidential campaign, but usually isn’t: the future of the Supreme Court and of our Constitution.