In February 2016, pro-life giant and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly. Not long after, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant seat. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell went out on a limb to block the confirmation hearings of Garland until after the presidential election. It paid off. In January, newly-elected President Trump took advantage of the opportunity to nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch for the position.
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