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Trump says he will announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

A Supreme Court without Scalia

With a presidential election in full swing and President Obama considering his legacy, Justice Scalia's untimely death couldn't have come at a more dramatic time in politics. Will the president be able to get a nomination through the Senate?
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With a presidential election in full swing and President Obama considering his legacy, Justice Scalia's untimely death couldn't have come at a more dramatic time in politics. Will the president be able to get a nomination through the Senate?

Trump tweeted Monday morning that he would announce his nominee to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night.

“I have made my decision on who I will nominate,” he wrote, encouraging people to tune in Tuesday evening.

Trump had been expected to announce his judicial pick sometime this week. Trump met with top-ranking Senate leaders last week to discuss his impending decision.

Former President Barack Obama had previously selected Judge Merrick Garland to fill Scalia’s seat, but Senate Republicans refused to hold hearings on his nomination before the November election. The high court has had only eight members since Scalia’s unexpected death in February of last year.

Speaking almost prophetically, Chief Justice John Roberts called out the Senate for politicizing the confirmation of Supreme Court nominees. He spoke two weeks before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia set off a huge political battle. He made the

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