After the passing of Justice Scalia, President Obama announced his intentions to nominate Scalia’s successor “in due time.”
“I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to name a successor in due time,” Mr. Obama said. “And there will be plenty of time for me to do so,
Mr. Obama also paid tribute to Scalia, calling him “a brilliant legal mind with an energetic style.”
Justice Scalia, a staunch conservative and some would argue, an activist judge on the Supreme Court bench, died of natural causes in Texas on February 13th. He was 79 years old.