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Short-Handed U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Arizona Cases

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The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves the high court short handed. The reluctance of Republican senators to confirm a replacement nominated by President Barack Obama could mean more rulings from lower courts stand.

Professor Paul Bender of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University spoke about how the vacancy could impact some Arizona-based cases.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.