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Mitch McConnell says there will be no Scalia Supreme Court replacement under President Obama.

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It’s official: The Senate majority leader has come out against confirming any SCOTUS nomination while Obama is in office, raising the prospect of an eight-justice Court for at least 11 months and of an extraordinary violation of the executive branch’s traditional purview. McConnell wrote, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”