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After Justice Scalia's death: A look at the important cases still on the Supreme Court docket




Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addresses a gathering in McLean, Va., in 2006. Scalia was a devout Roman Catholic, but said,
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addresses a gathering in McLean, Va., in 2006. Scalia was a devout Roman Catholic, but said, "The only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment, 'Thou Shalt Not Lie.'"
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While President Obama meets with prominent dignitaries to talk about Asia, it would be understandable if he was feeling a bit preoccupied with some domestic issues... like what to do about the Supreme Court.

The open spot on the Supreme Court, made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia's over the long weekend, has ignited a big debate about who the next justice could be and how that could reshape the high court.

There are also important cases still on the docket – including some with potentially some big impacts for our region – and it's uncertain how they will turn out.  

Allan Ides, a former Supreme court clerk who also argued before Scalia as an attorney, is a professor of law at Loyola Law School. He joined the show to talk about how those cases may not play out.

To hear the full interview, press the blue play button above.