The justices let stand a July 2016 decision by a lower court that found that the 2011 Texas statute ran afoul of a federal law that bars racial discrimination in elections and directed a lower ...
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Court took relatively unusual step of reversing the Alabama Supreme Court without hearing oral arguments. None of the eight justices dissented.
Larry Wimore: "That's right, you're the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open."
Republican leaders rebuffed President Obama during a face-to-face meeting that failed to budge them from their vow to block any nominee he offers.
Sandoval's name surfaced as a possible nominee on Wednesday, but Senate Republicans quickly said they still would not hold hearings or vote on any Obama nominee.
Brian Sandoval, a 52-year-old Mexican-American, is considered a moderate Republican, particularly on social issues.
"I hope they'll move quickly to debate and then confirm this nominee so that the court can continue to serve the American people at full strength."
Senate GOP declares they will not hold Supreme Court confirmation hearings, nor even meet with a nominee from President Obama.
Kirk, who holds President Obama's old Senate seat, is facing a tough re-election fight in Illinois.
Biden: "There are plenty of judges who are on high courts already who have had unanimous support of the Republicans."
Spokesman: Obama's vote to block Alito "symbolic," contrasted to "Republicans' reflexive opposition" to Obama nominating new justice to replace Scalia.
Grassley: "I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decisions."
A vote to block the Obama administration's ambitious climate regulation was one of Antonin Scalia's last acts as a Supreme Court justice.