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Special Report | Antonin Scalia- an explicit spokesman for conservative causes.

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  • Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative US supreme court justice, has died suddenly at the age of 79. Appointed to the court in 1986 by Ronald Reagan, Scalia’s written rulings and opinions often divided observers and infuriated liberals. His death has already prompted a political struggle over the nomination of his replacement
  • Part 1: Justice Scalia Left Undecided High-Stakes Cases That Could Change the Nation
  • Part 2: Antonin Scalia: man of his word who shaped America in life and in death

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Part 1: Justice Scalia Left Undecided High-Stakes Cases That Could Change the Nation

Amid the uncertainty, including the future of the Supreme Court itself, is the status of the 50-plus cases the court has heard or has yet to hear. What will happen to them will be a test for the Supreme Court.

Cristian FariasHuffington Post

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02/14/2016 | It is not an overstatement that Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death Saturday jolted the American political system -- and raised the stakes of the 2016 presidential election like never before.

Amid the uncertainty, including the future of the Supreme Court itself, is the status of the 50-plus cases the court has heard or has yet to hear. Scalia no doubt had a hand in all of them -- whether he voted to add them to the court's docket, considered them at oral arguments, or was even in the process of writing an opinion for the majority.

 

Cristian Farias, Legal Affairs Reporter, Huffington Post

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Part 2: Antonin Scalia: man of his word who shaped America in life and in death

Acerbic and loud, the late justice refocused the supreme court to give primacy to the textual meaning of laws even when that differed from his own views.

Alan Yuhas <@alanyuhas>, Guardian

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Sunday 14 February 2016 | Reviled and beloved, florid and acerbic, loud, incorrigible and blunt. The US is far more Scalian than when a district judge named Antonin was called to the supreme court in 1986, and his death on Saturday left Americans wrangling with the justice’s legacy in politics and law.

But if the supreme court is the referee of Washington, as Chief Justice John Roberts tells it, Scalia was the umpire who got into fistfights with players, coaches, fans, and every so often threw a bat at the guy selling popcorn.

Alan Yuhas is a reporter for the Guardian US.

Slam dunk | Cop responds to kids 'disturbing the peace' by joining their game.

  • The Gainesville Police Department just delivered a powerful course on how to serve its community through basketball.
  • And wait 'til you see who they brought in for backup!

Doyin Richards, Upworthy

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When Officer Bobby White from the Gainesville Police Department in Florida decided to investigate a noise complaint from a citizen, all he found was a bunch of young kids having fun playing basketball. 

So what happened next? Did White yell at them? Pull out the handcuffs? Draw his weapon?  

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A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

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  • Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.
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Nina Martin, ProPublica

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Jan. 8, 2016 | For advocates of women’s reproductive rights, 2015 was the definition of “annus horribilis:” marked by tough new limits on abortion, a debilitating Planned Parenthood scandal, and a shooting at a Colorado clinic that left three people dead. For abortion opponents, it was the year when decades of incremental political and legal gains merged into something much bigger. Now 2016 is shaping up to be even more turbulent — perhaps the most momentous year for reproductive issues in a generation.

At the Supreme Court, justices will decide two cases that could dramatically reshape abortion law and gut what remains of the landmark contraception-coverage mandate in President Obama’s health care reform law. In Congress and state legislatures, lawmakers are preparing a torrent of bills inspired by videos purporting to show an unsavory trade in fetal body parts for research. Looming over it all is a presidential race filled with GOP anti-abortion hard-liners and a female Democratic frontrunner who’s made defending reproductive rights a cornerstone of her campaign.

Nina Martin covers gender and sexuality for ProPublica.

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  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived as a mother, a housewife, full of resentment at her condition. She declared: “A woman is a nobody. A wife is everything.”

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