Say What?! Who will replace Justice Scalia?
The hot topic in Congress now is who will replace Justice Antonin Scalia after his death this past weekend. We went out looking for you to see if you think President Barack Obama should nominate someone, or if we should wait until the next president.
"Maybe this is someone who needs to, a position that needs to be filled with more immediacy than waiting," said Chenoa Burleson.
"Congress has the constitutional power to delay a vote, and in this case I'm in favor of it," said Roger Lindley.
"I think it would be much more appropriate if the next president to choose and probably to give us more time for further review," said Aaron Atkins.
Justice Scalia was known to interpret the Constitution on the terms of when it was adopted and not necessarily what people in society think of it today. Do you think the next Supreme Court Justice should do the same or be a bit more liberal?
"I guess in a perfect world it would be somebody who had maybe a little bit more balance, somebody that could appeal to both sides. I mean I know that's probably not going to happen," said Burleson.
"If the Constitution defines who we are as Americans, and if we don't have a standard, whose rules do we follow?" said Lindley.
"I definitely think having a more conservative lean would definitely keep the court in balance like it's currently in," said Atkins.
We're seeing a mixture of comments, but we want to know what it would mean to you if a decision isn't made and another gridlock happens in Washington.
"Sometimes not doing something is better than making a wrong decision," said Burleson.
"We need a moderate as best because half of all Americans are still conservative. Since it's best we won't be getting that from this president, I think it's best we wait," said Lindley.
"Considering that's the way Congress has been running the past 8 years, not making decision is pretty standard I would imagine," said Atkins.