SCOTUS Scalia Today, Debate Tonight

As the final six Republican candidates prepare for tonight's debate, the country is reeling from today's news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The death of the conservative justice, who was personally well-respected by colleagues and pols of all stripes, leaves a vacancy less than nine months before the Presidential election -- and at a critical point in the cases currently before the US Supreme Court.
While this provides President Obama the opportunity to nominate a progressive replacement, it is unlikely the Republican majority in the US Senate - which must approve the nominee - will let that happen before the election.
This adds yet another dimension to the already critical outcome of the November Presidential.  In the interim, you can count on it impacting tonight's Republican debate.
TONIGHT'S DEBATE DETAILS  
When:

Time:
Where:
 
Hosts:
Moderators:
Live Stream:
Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00pm Eastern (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Greenville, South Carolina
The Peace Center
CBS News
John Dickerson, Major Garrett & Kimberley Strassel
CBS News Live
 February 25th:  Republicans in
Houston, Texas (CNN/Telemundo)
March 6th: Democrats in Flint, Michigan (CNN)
Next Primary: February 20th
Nevada Democratic Caucus
Republican South Carolina Primary
*Dates reflect today's changes in debate schedule.
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