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ASU Law Professor Discuss Impact Of Scalia's Death

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is being discussed all around the country. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender has tried 20 cases before the Supreme Court and served as a law clerk to a SCOTUS justice.

Bender said Scalia’s death will impact the court going into the next session.

“If there’s as much delay in finding a replacement, as a lot of people seem to think, it could be one of the longest stretches in court history when they had to operate with eight people,” he said.

Bender says Scalia’s death will impact any cases that might have been closely decided 5-4 with Scalia in the majority.