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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack this weekend. But, before his body made it back to his home in Virginia, Washington was already well on its way into debate over what the death of the conservative justice means for the political process.

Justice Scalia, a social and fiscal conservative, was a Reagan appointee who joined the Supreme Court in 1986, and his influence has been resonant throughout the past three decades. What will Scalia's death mean for the highest court in the country? How will the appointment (or blocking) of a new justice impact the election?

Marketplace's Kimberly Adams joins Molly Wood from Washington, D.C. to take a deeper look at Scalia's legacy and the future of the Supreme Court. 

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.

 

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