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Parker: What would Scalia do?
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WASHINGTON -- As Republican presidential candidates invoke Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy, all insisting his suddenly vacant seat shouldn’t be filled until a new president is in place, it is helpful to ask: What would Scalia do? First, Scalia would read the law and, without much chin-stroking, recommend the obvious intent of Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, which reads: “[The president] shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... judges of the Supreme Court.” See?