FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago. A letter from the Supreme Court's doctor says Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) (AP)

4 cases that have a shot at a good outcome now that Scalia's seat is open

Scalia's death has a huge impact on several pending cases


Asha Parker
February 24, 2016 11:12PM (UTC)

Many have considered Antonin Scalia's death a setback for the conservative legal movement. And while Scalia occupied a seat on the Supreme Court, his views on several topics sometimes prevented groundbreaking progress.

In a number of current cases, Scalia's vote may very well have determined the outcome. But now his open seat leaves the possibility that things could go very differently.

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