Without Antonin Scalia, what’s next for the Supreme Court?

Daily News Article - February 16, 2016


1. How will Justice Scalia’s absence be felt in the Supreme Court this term?

2. Who will determine what happens with the cases that have already been heard in this term?

3. What options does President Obama have, according to Mr. Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute?

4. Why does law Professor Jonathan Turley say it would be a mistake for President Obama to make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court?

5. What does Cato’s Ilya Shapiro say is a benefit to this debate about a replacement for Justice Scalia?

6. There are two types of judges: activist and constructionist (also called constitutionalist). Liberals generally support the nomination of activist judges and conservatives generally support the nomination of constructionist judges.

Do you support the nomination of activist or constitutionalist judges? Explain your answer.