Thursday, July 14, 2016
ALL ISLAMIC MALES UNLESS PROOF THEY ARE CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM COMING TO CANADA.ONLY MUSLIM WOMEN AND GIRLS SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN CANADA.
BRAVE TENOR SINGER SINGS ALL LIVES MATTER WHILE SINGING CANADIAN ANTHEM TO COUNTER THE BLACK LIVES MATTER CULT. AND PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY. I SAY THANK GOD FOR THIS GUY.The Tenors, shown on the scoreboard, perform the Canadian national anthem prior to the MLB baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday.Gregory Bull/AP-http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/13/485822835/singer-alters-canadian-anthem-to-say-all-lives-matter-at-all-star-game
Immigration detainees on hunger strike demand meeting with Goodale-[CBC]-July 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
A group of immigration detainees on a hunger strike at two Ontario prisons is demanding to meet Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.But a spokesperson for Goodale would not say on Tuesday whether the minister is prepared to meet with the detainees, reported to number more than 60.Scott Bardsley, spokesperson for Goodale in Ottawa, said in a statement that the Canada Border Services Agency is working with the detainees to resolve the issue safely. The detainees are calling for an end to indefinite detentions in maximum security prisons and are protesting prison conditions that include lockdowns and solitary confinement."Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is working on issues related to detention and hopes to put forward proposals in public later this year," Bardsley said.According to Bardsley, the minister recently visited the Vancouver Immigration Holding Centre to see conditions for himself. He said Goodale has also met with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as part of his work.Andrew Morrison, spokesperson for Ontario's community safety and correctional services ministry, confirmed this week that "a number" of detainees are refusing food at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont. "We are aware that a number of inmates, who are immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre, are refusing meal services and medical staff are actively monitoring these inmates for health concerns," he said.Morrison said the ministry "is committed to ensuring that all inmates within our care and custody are treated fairly and respectfully, and have access to all the same services and supports as they would in the community, including those held on behalf of the Canada Border Services Agency."He said under a federal-provincial agreement that the ministry has with the CBSA, detainees may be held at provincial correctional centres while they are waiting examination, inquiry or removal under federal immigration legislation.The End Immigration Detention Network, an advocacy group, said detainees at the Toronto East Detention Centre are also on a hunger strike.It said the number began at 50 when the hunger strike started on Monday and has grown to more than 60."We would like immigration detention to end and something more fair or realistic be worked out," Toby Clark, who has been in immigration detention since August 2014, said in a statement. "We would like to meet with MPs. To me, the way immigration detention is right now, it's cruel and unusual punishment."If your country refuses to issue travel documents, some people are held months, some people are held years and there is nothing that they can do about their country not issuing travel documents. It's sad that people are separated from their family in Canada for so long. They don't get a second chance." Sharmeen Khan, a member of End Immigration Detention Network, said in a statement that many of the detainees are already unwell and the hunger strike could put them in danger. "The Liberal government came into power promising to do the right thing. These detainees have been organizing since September 2013 but no elected officials have met with them. Minister Goodale must meet with the detainees, and commit to upholding international norms and basic human rights by ending immigration detention."Khan said detainees are often subjected to long lockdowns during summer, sometimes kept in small shared cells for days in a row, not able to speak with their families or with lawyers.According to End Immigration Detention Network, the detainees went on a hunger strike earlier this year in April. CBSA officials met with them, but the group said they have not followed through on the promises they made. The detainees have now restarted their hunger strike and want to meet with elected officials.Bardsley said the CBSA is required to consider all reasonable alternatives before detaining someone. "Under Canadian law, detention is only allowed when: identity is not certain, there is a flight risk or a danger for the public," he said.He said Goodale recently tabled legislation to create a committee of MPs who can scrutinize any department or agency with national security responsibilities, including CBSA."Our goal is to ensure our Canadian approach is world-class, including our methods of enforcement, with effective transparency and accountability."The CBSA has said it transfers detainees to jails when they are considered high risk. That includes detainees who have criminal backgrounds, outstanding charges, a history of violence, are an escape risk, or pose a danger to themselves or others.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Bank of Canada says Alberta wildfires helped put economy in reverse-[The Canadian Press]-Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press-July 13, 2016-yahoonews
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is cutting its outlook for the year, saying the extensive damage from the Alberta wildfires helped fuel an economic contraction in the second quarter.The effects of the disaster, which temporarily shuttered key oilsands facilities, took hold as the national economy struggled with disappointing exports numbers, feeble business investment and uncertainty around the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.The central bank's forecast was released Wednesday along with its scheduled announcement on its benchmark interest rate, which it left at the rock-bottom level of 0.5 per cent, as expected."Essentially, the underlying forces that support a strengthening of growth in Canada remain the same, and the adjustment process of the economy to the lower oil prices is well underway," Carolyn Wilkins, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor, said in French after the announcement."That said, international and national factors have led us to lower our projections for growth in the (gross domestic product)."Among its predictions, the bank for the first time released numbers on the potential impact of the U.K.'s referendum last month to exit the EU, also known as Brexit.It said the fallout from the vote will reduce the level of global GDP by 0.2 per cent by the end of 2018 — and fall by 0.1 per cent in Canada over the same period.According to the bank, the "modest" effect on Canada was largely due to the country's small direct trade exposure to the U.K. It stressed that the scope of Brexit's impact remained uncertain and will only be understood as the process unfolds.The report also provided a more-detailed assessment of the effects of the huge Alberta wildfires that erupted in May. The fires cut oil production, led to Fort McMurray's evacuation and destroyed more than 2,000 structures.The central bank estimated the fires shaved 1.1 percentage points from second-quarter growth — as measured by real GDP — and forced the economy to contract in that period by one per cent. In April, before the wildfires, the bank had forecast the economy would grow in the second quarter by one per cent.But looking forward, the bank predicted a "marked rebound" in the third quarter with the resumption of oil production and rebuilding efforts in the region. It projected third-quarter growth to rise by 1.3 percentage points, helping the economy expand in that quarter by 3.5 per cent.That bounce back is also expected to be fuelled by boosts from the federal government's measures to enhance child benefits — which will support household consumption — and its commitment to increase infrastructure spending, the bank said.The central bank also lowered its 2016 growth projection to 1.3 per cent from its April estimate of 1.7 per cent. In doing so, it pointed to weaker outlooks for investment and exports that have more than offset the positive effects of the recent rise in oil prices.It now expects the economy to grow by 2.2 per cent next year and 2.1 per cent in 2018. In April, the bank had predicted growth of 2.3 per cent in 2017 and two per cent in 2018.Still, the bank stated in its monetary policy report that it's also anticipating the country's non-resource sector to "assert itself as the dominant trend in the second half of 2016."It expects increased foreign demand and fiscal spending, along with the past depreciation of the Canadian dollar, to lift growth.Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said despite the underperformance in non-resource exports over the last few months, he still fully expects them to continue their steady climb over the longer term — as they have been doing for the last few years."That keeps our faith in the core narrative — now, around that narrative you go through periods of angst," Poloz told reporters Wednesday."We resist the idea of turning 180 degrees on our forecast because of the last few data points."In explaining its decision to stand pat on the trendsetting rate, the bank said inflation had remained within the ideal target range even though it had recently been a little higher than expected.The bank did, however, warn that financial vulnerabilities are "elevated and rising," particularly in the Vancouver and Toronto areas.The report reiterated Poloz's past warning that soaring house prices in the hot markets of Vancouver and Toronto have been climbing at an unsustainable clip. He has said the prices have outpaced local economic fundamentals such as job creation, immigration and income growth.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter.
Former TV judge to represent family of slain Minnesota man-[The Canadian Press]--Amy Forliti, The Associated Press-July 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former Atlanta judge best known for her syndicated TV show is now "stepping beyond the bench" to take on her fledgling law firm's highest-profile case: representing the family of Philando Castile, a black driver who was shot dead by a police officer in a Twin Cities suburb.Glenda Hatchett, star of the court show "Judge Hatchett," vowed Tuesday to sue on behalf of the family of Castile, who was shot last week after being pulled over in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights.Hatchett, the mother of two African-American sons in their early 30s, said the case hit home and the first thing she did upon meeting Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, was give the woman a hug "as one mother to another.""I am now stepping beyond the bench, the other side of the bench," she said at a news conference near the state capitol and the Cathedral of St. Paul, where the funeral for the 32-year-old school cafeteria worker will be held this week.St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, shot Philando Castile on July 6 after pulling him over, and Castile's girlfriend streamed the shooting's aftermath live on Facebook.Castile's girlfriend said he was shot after he told Yanez he had a permit to carry and was armed, and then reached for his ID. Yanez's attorney has said his client reacted after seeing a gun, and that one of the reasons he pulled Castile over was because he thought he looked like a "possible match" for a robbery suspect.Hatchett said it's clear Castile was profiled because of his race.Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Castile was stopped or ticketed at least 52 times in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area."For him to be stopped as many times as he's been stopped, it just raises some very serious concerns for me," Hatchett said.Hatchett was a corporate attorney for Delta Air Lines for nearly a decade before she was appointed chief judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta and later gained fame for her show, which ran for eight seasons.She started The Hatchett Firm in 2014, intending to build a national operation specializing in wrongful deaths and other cases.The Castile case is by far the most prominent one the firm has landed to this point. Hatchett said she plans to assemble her own team of investigators for it.Based on what she knows about the shooting so far, "this never should have happened," she said, adding: "This time must be the last time."___Follow Amy Forliti on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyforliti . More of her work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/amy-forliti .
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Swarms of 'fish flies' in Gimli shock locals and tourists alike-[CBC]-July 13, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Millions of flying insects have taken over Gimli, Man., with storefronts, signs and sidewalks covered with clinging critters that locals call "fish flies.""I've never seen such a thing," Gibby Finnbogason said.The Gimli park patrol supervisor says fish flies appear every year in Gimli, but in all of his 41 years he doesn't recall seeing this many.Finnbogason said he started to see massive amounts cloud the skies last Sunday.Two days ago, Finnbogason had to get his staff to shovel piles of the dead insects off boardwalks and sidewalks. They filled 42 garbage bags the first day, he recalled.He added that there's something else that comes with the bugs."The bad thing about fish flies comes the smell. And if you're not familiar with it, it's pretty much open up a fish and take a whiff," he said.Tourists Christine Robillard from Quebec and Dan Harwood from the United Kingdom say they have never seen anything like it."Never! Never. In Montreal we get them on the bridge sometimes but not as many," Robillard said. "We've been taking pictures. It's quite impressive.""Everyone seems really cool about it. But it really seems like a bit of a plague going on," Harwood added. "But I guess they're kind of cute."'They're quite a remarkable animal,' says expert-University of Manitoba entomology professor Terry Galloway says the insects are actually called burrowing mayflies and they're fascinating creatures."Mayflies are quite unique in the insect world because they're one of a group of insects that moult as adults," Galloway said.Galloway explained that there are two stages to adult mayflies. In the first stage, the adult is cream-coloured."They're not ready yet to reproduce in that stage. They actually have to shed their skin. They have to moult and then they emerge as this sort of reddish-brown form," he said.Galloway suggests a science project of sorts — collecting a few of the cream-coloured mayflies in a jar and watching the adults shed their skin in a matter of minutes, right before your eyes."They're quite a remarkable animal, if it wasn't for the big pile of stinking mass that you get on your property," Galloway said.Finnbogason said fish flies are just something that comes with being on the lake."If you're a resident or a tourist in this town, you get used to them. I'm not going to say you embrace them, but you get used to them."
5 As birds flying,(PLANES) so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;(WITH PLANES) defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.(NUKE OR BOMB ISRAELS ENEMIES)
Air Canada Express plane's landing gear collapses at Calgary airport-[CBC]-July 12, 2016-YAHOONEWS
The front landing gear of an Air Canada Express plane collapsed after the aircraft touched down at the Calgary International Airport Tuesday.The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft was carrying 15 passengers at the time, according to Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah. No injuries were reported."We recognize that this would have been disconcerting to passengers, and can confirm that our regional Express partners are trained to handle events such as this and to look after our customers with care," Mah said in an email."Passengers deplaned using the usual passenger exit and were bused to the terminal."Fourteen of the 15 passengers were booked onto other connecting flights later in the day, Mah said.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Tuesday it is deploying a team of investigators to look into the incident.Air Canada Express flight AC7212 was en route to Calgary from Lethbridge.Mah said Air Canada Express's partner, Air Georgian, is inspecting and repairing the aircraft.
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
33 sickened in apparent mass drug overdose in New York City-[The Canadian Press]-The Associated Press-July 13, 2016
NEW YORK, N.Y. - More than two dozen people were sickened in an apparent mass drug overdose on a New York City street corner, sparking warnings from police and health officials about the dangers of using K2, also known as synthetic marijuana.Calls started coming in Tuesday morning that numerous people appeared to be overdosing in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn. Witnesses reported seeing victims lying on the sidewalk, shaking and leaning against trees and fire hydrants.Thirty-three people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It was not immediately clear what drugs the victims had ingested, but police said some of the victims had been smoking K2.Dennis Gonzalez of Bushwick told WNBC-TV that K2 use in that part of Brooklyn is out of control."It's gotten out of hand," Gonzalez said. "They even sleep in the street, we have to walk around them. It's just too much to keep under control."The Health Department issued a statement Tuesday saying it "recorded a spike in K2-related emergency room visits" connected to the incident in Brooklyn. The department said it's investigating and monitoring emergency rooms across the city."We remind New Yorkers that K2 is extremely dangerous," the Health Department said in its statement. "The city's public awareness efforts and aggressive enforcement actions over the past year have contributed to a significant decline in ER visits related to K2."Though K2 affects the same area of the brain as marijuana, it contains chemicals made in laboratories and sprayed onto dry leaves. These chemicals are not derived from the marijuana plant, according to the Health Department.K2 can cause extreme anxiety, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, rapid heart rate, vomiting, fainting, kidney failure and reduced blood supply to the heart.The production and sale of the drug was outlawed in New York City in October 2015.
CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea-[The Canadian Press]-Gillian Wong And Jim Gomez, The Associated Press-July 13, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIJING, China - China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said Beijing could declare an air defence identification zone over the waters if it felt threatened, a move that would sharply escalate tensions. But Beijing also extended an olive branch to the new Philippine government, saying the Southeast Asian nation would benefit from co-operating with China.The Philippines, under a U.N. treaty governing the seas, had sought arbitration in 2013 on several issues related to its long-running territorial disputes with China. In its ruling Tuesday, the tribunal found China's far-reaching claims to the South China Sea had no legal basis and that Beijing had violated the Philippines' maritime rights by building up artificial islands and disrupting fishing and oil exploration.While introducing a policy paper in response to the ruling, Liu said the islands in the South China Sea were China's "inherent territory" and blamed the Philippines for stirring up trouble."If our security is being threatened, of course we have the right to demarcate a zone. This would depend on our overall assessment," Liu said in a briefing. "We hope that other countries will not take this opportunity to threaten China and work with China to protect the peace and stability of the South China Sea, and not let it become the origin of a war."In 2013, China set up an air defence identification zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, requiring all aircraft entering the area to notify Chinese authorities or be subjected to "emergency military measures" if they disobey orders from Beijing. The U.S. and others refuse to recognize the zone.While blaming the previous Philippine government for complicating the dispute by seeking arbitration, Liu said China remains committed to negotiations with the Philippines and noted new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's positive remarks on the issue."After the storm of this arbitration has passed, and the sky has cleared, we hope this day (of negotiations) will come quickly, but whether it can come, we still have to wait," Liu said, adding that China believed that co-operation would also bring Filipinos "tangible benefits."Duterte has not directly responded to China's overtures. He is navigating a tightrope in which he wants to revive relations with Beijing while being seen as defending the major victory the country has won through arbitration.Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who initiated the case, said the ruling brought clarity that "now establishes better conditions that enable countries to engage each other, bearing in mind their duties and rights within a context that espouses equality and amity."Co-operation, however, would remain elusive if conflicts over claims persist, he said.Six regional governments have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, waters that are rich in fishing stocks and potential energy resources and where an estimated $5 trillion in global trade passes each year.Beijing says vast areas of the South China Sea have been Chinese territory since ancient times and demarcated its modern claims with the so-called nine-dash line, a map that was submitted under the U.N. treaty. The tribunal said any historical resource rights were wiped out if they were incompatible with exclusive economic zones established under the treaty, which both countries have signed.___Gomez reported from Manila, Philippines.
Trump demands Ginsburg resign for criticizing him as unfit-[The Canadian Press]-Vivian Salama, The Associated Press-July 13, 2016-yahoonews
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump called Wednesday for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign for saying publicly that she feels he is unfit to be president. Lashing out, Trump said the 83-year-old justice's "mind is shot.""Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wrote in an early morning tweet on @realDonaldTrump. "Her mind is shot — resign!"Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press last week that she didn't want to think about the possibility that Trump would be president and predicted that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win and have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court.It is highly unusual for a sitting justice to weigh in so publicly on a political campaign, though Ginsburg is known for speaking her mind on other issues and is celebrated as a liberal icon known to fans as Notorious RBG.In a subsequent interview with The New York Times, she joked about moving to New Zealand if Trump is elected. She escalated her criticism on Tuesday, telling CNN that Trump is a "faker" and questioning how he has "gotten away with not turning over his tax returns.""He has no consistency about him," she said.A Supreme Court spokeswoman did not immediately respond Wednesday to a reporter's request for comment on Trump's criticism.On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that it was "totally inappropriate" for Ginsburg to criticize Trump. He said members of the Supreme Court shouldn't weigh in on American elections."It raises a level of skepticism that the American people have from time to time about just how objective the Supreme Court is, whether they're over there to call the balls and strikes, or weigh in on one side or another," he said.House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN Tuesday that Ginsburg's comments "shows bias to me."Former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who on Tuesday endorsed Clinton, said Wednesday he agrees with Ginsburg's remarks.The Vermont senator declined to say whether it is appropriate for a sitting Supreme Court justice to openly criticize a White House contender. But he told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he agrees Trump is a "total opportunist" and said "the record is quite clear that he lies just a whole lot of the time."Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and is the senior member of the court's liberal wing of justices.One of the high court's most conservative justices, Antonin Scalia, died in February and the vacancy has yet to be filled.
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