United States: political battle over the Supreme Court

Le juge Antonin Scalia (ici en juin 2006) était une figure conservatrice de la Cour suprême où il avait été nommé par Ronald Reagan, en 1986.

Justice Antonin Scalia (here in June 2006) was a conservative figure on the Supreme Court when he was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986. Photo credits: RON EDMONDS / AP

the death of the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia has opened a clash between Barack Obama and Republicans over the choice of his successor.

Correspondent Washington

the unexpected death of judge Antonin Scalia, 79, large conservative figure of the Supreme Court, where he was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, opened a sacred battle in Washington. Despite the appointment of two judges liberal direction under President Obama, the powerful legal body that ensures the constitutionality of laws and often the final arbiter of battles that play out in the political arena and in society, remained generally favorable to Republicans, in a ratio of 5 to 4. But the disappearance of Scalia, a strong supporter of a literal interpretation of the text founder of American democracy, paving the way for a new appointment, and therefore a reversal of the dynamics of the Court in favor of “progressive”. A …

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