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High Court Nominee to Face Polarized Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON—Even if the Senate were to consider President Barack Obama’s selection to succeed Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, the nominee would first have to confront the polarized politics of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Already the panel’s chairman, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, has joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) in saying that the next president, not Mr. Obama, should have the right to…

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