Dershowitz: Obama Unlikely To Get Nominee Confirmed, But Might Pick Compromise Candidate Than To Pass


Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz weighs in on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the process to replace the vacant position. Dershowitz praised Scalia as the "most innovative and transformative justice in modern history" and talked about how he admired his intellect.

"I disagreed with many of his opinions but I admired his intellect and the consistency of his views. He is probably the most influential conservative ever to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. And history will remember him very fondly," Dershowitz said of the Supreme Court Justice.

Dershowitz said it is "unlikely" President Obama will be able to get a nominee passed. However, Dershowitz said Obama may pick a compromise candidate rather than let the opportunity slip from him and let it go to the next president.

"President Obama now has the incredibly difficult task of trying to fill this with somebody who could be confirmed by the existing Senate. It's unlikely he'll be able to do it, but he might prefer to pick somebody who would be acceptable to the Senate than to pass completely and let it go to the next president. So that's being discussed in the White House right now, I assure you," Dershowitz said on MSNBC.

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