The unexpected death in February of Justice Antonin Scalia leaves open a coveted seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, upping the ante of an already high stakes presidential race.

Scalia was the longest serving member of the current court, and one of its staunchest conservatives. Famous throughout his 30-year tenure for

Source:: The Lowdown

Explained: The Supreme Court And the Battle for The Next Justice 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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