On Scalia: Former U.S. District Judge Fred Biery "...nothing will happen before the next president is elected."
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By now you have most likely read up a lot on Supreme Court Associate Justice, Antonin Scalia. Along with all the ins and outs of the dire consequences possible. But I am sticking with the initial report, from a local news source to where he died, My San Antonio. In it, Former U.S. West Texas District Judge Sammuel Fred Biery said that he believes a replacement will not be confirmed until after the next election. "U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death."I was told it was this morning," Biery said of Scalia's death. "It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it's pretty vague right now as to how," he said. "My reaction is it's very unfortunate. It's unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we're in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected.""
I am sticking to what Judge Biery had initially said, because given his position in the courts as a U.S. District Judge, I believe his source of knowledge can be trusted, no matter all the angst and panic which ensued since the unfortunate passing of SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia.
My prayers are most definitely fervent, for our future, nation, courts and society. God bless America. Here is the link and article to the My San Antonio report from the day of Justice Scalia passing. Feel free to select the link. Also, below this link I have another article dealing with U.S. Justice Brier being replaced January of this year by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, who recently overturned the Texas banning of same-sex marriages as being un Constitutional, quoting, "When the new year begins, there will be a changing of the guard for the federal bench here. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, known for headline-grabbing decisions, is stepping down after six years as chief judge of the Western District of Texas and handing the reins to his colleague, District Judge Orlando Garcia.
So while everyone else is looking all over the place instead of the right place, on who will be the next replacement of Scalia supposing that current Administration does indeed replace Scalia before next elections, I believe the answer is right in this article, "Federal court gets its 10th chief judge", which will be at the bottom of the following article. It appears in Texas there's a lot of malice in the proverbial palace concerning federal Judges, and the Honorable SCOTUS judge Antonin Scalia was not amongst the friendliest of peers where he was last alive, because as the lower article mentions, Judge Garcia seems to have been slightly disappointed that he was not sworn in a month before Biery was, which would have made Garcia next in line to be in Biery's post now. So it looks like garcia is now there, and now, ironically, next in line as a SCOTUS candidate succeeding Scalia, to create the first ever majority of either liberal or conservative leaning Supreme Court Justice panel since it's founding. I hope Biery is correct.