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September 29, 2016

The Supreme Court will start its new Term next week with only eight Justices on the bench, just as short-handed as it’s been since last February, when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in the middle of the Court’s last Term.

And yet in all this time, the vacancy on the Court has not been filled, despite the fact that President Obama on March 16 nominated Merrick Garland to fill that vacancy.