I have to give Antonin Scalia credit: he loved injecting himself into politics, and he could hardly have had a bigger impact than dying right before an election. (No way the Senate lets Obama appoint a third liberal.) He must be chuckling now.
This is going to quickly become one of
the key issues at stake--for many people, THE key issue. My first
thought is that this is not going to be good for Trump. If the GOP loses
this election, they lose control of the Supreme Court. Are they willing
to leave that decision to a loose cannon like Trump? Are they going to
risk the campaign on someone as unpopular as Trump is nationally? (His
favorability nationwide is -18 to 24%, depending on the poll average.)
wouldn't even be shocked if this helps Bush, whom party mandarins have
always thought of as a capable if boring executive. Boring may look more
appealing to the GOP now that the court's on the line.