ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 15, 2016
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) The prospects for a court nomination after Scalia's death featured. [Ranch owner John POINDEXTER - says he died in his sleep.] Tweets about Scalia from Ted Cruz & Senator Mitch McConnell quoted. [President OBAMA - says he will nominate a successor.] [In debate, Marco RUBIO, TRUMP, CLINTON - comment on the court issue.] Possible court candidates named: Merrick Garland@, Jane Kelly & Sri Srinavasan@. The precedent for a nominee approval in an election year discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The makeup of the Supreme Court with Scalia cited.
(Terry Moran) The Scalia legacy, what happens in a 4-4 court split in cases involving unions, voting rights reviewed. [SCALIA - speaks about his wife.] [Justice Ruth Badre GINSBURG - jokes about Scalia.] Ginsburg quoted about her colleague. Past examples of long delays in replacing a justice discussed.
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