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Letter: Missed opportunity?

In the current controversy over filling the vacancy left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Republicans may be missing a golden opportunity to confirm a "moderate" or even a "conservative moderate" to the bench, as President Obama knows he could not get a liberal judge confirmed by the present Senate. Who knows what kind of judge President Trump or President Clinton would nominate, and whether the next Senate will have a Republican majority?

Ivan Keller