Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made it clear to Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace in 2012 that if he could choose a time to step down from the high court, it would not be when a liberal president could appoint a liberal jurist to replace him. “You’re 76 years old. Will you time your retirement so a more conservative president can appoint a like-minded justice?” Wallace asked.
“I don’t know. I haven’t decided when to retire,” Scalia responded. Wallace asked again, “But hasn’t it gone through your mind ‘That if I retire, I’d like to see…’ You talk about Republicans appointing one kind of justice and Democrats another. You would want somebody who adhered to your view?” READ MORE