The immediate politicization of Mr. Scalia’s death, particularly by the Republicans, just seems a bit tacky, disrespectful, and opportunistic.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia adds to the political turmoil of the US. Is this a fitting irony, or is there a way forward? John Holland examines the implications.
All presidential elections are important, but next year’s could decide to the future of the Supreme Court for decades to come.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.