Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death last weekend created a hole in the High Court that sets up a major battle between Democrats and Republicans. But even more importantly, it creates an opportunity for several cases already before the Court.

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, recently spoke with Ian Millhiser, author of the book Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, about this issue, so let’s take a look.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced