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US Supreme Court buildingWith the sudden death of Justice Scalia, many people are wondering about the process of replacing US Supreme Court judges and how current cases will be handled.

The Congressional Research Service has issued a report which answers many of the questions about how vacancies are filled.   The report entitled “Supreme Court Vacancies: Frequently Answered Questions” gives legal citations to support the answers as well as references to other CRS reports on the US Supreme Court.    This is an good publication for citizens who are looking for an authoritative source on the topic.

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