It’s always a sad day when a person dies. May Justice Scalia rest in peace.
Having said that, do not allow Senator Republican Leaders unnecessarily delay the appointment of a new Justice. The American People voted in Obama, and part of the President’s duties includes filling a Supreme Court vacancy. The fact this happened during an election season is happenstance. The election should not drive the politics. The politics should not fill a “nonpartisan” role such as a justice.
I’ve written to both my US Senators. It’s in their hands to ensure the American people are served by the Constitution a Supreme Court Justice is sworn to uphold.