What We Know Today: Where To Watch NBA All-Star Game, Justice Scalia Passes Away, Turkey Attacks Syria
Justice Antonin Scalia Passes Away
The Supreme Court of the United States has confirmed that Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last Saturday. He was 79.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Justice Scalia died while he was staying in a resort in western Texas for a hunting trip. He had recently come back from a 12-day trip to Asia with Bryan Garner, a professor at the Southern Methodist University who is also his co-author on various legal books. Justice Scalia would have celebrated 80th birthday next month.
With the justice’s untimely passing, President Obama and the Senate Republicans are now at odds over the appointment of Justice Scalia’s successor. U.S. President Obama said he is looking to fulfill his constitutional duties by nominating a successor “in due time” and hopes that the Senate would also “fulfill its responsibility” by giving his choice a fair hearing and vote. Meanwhile Senate Republicans say the late justice’s seat should remain vacant until next president takes office.
President Obama had ordered for flags to remain at half-staff throughout Justice Scalia’s internment. Justice Scalia is survived by his wife Maureen and nine kids.
Turkey Strikes Hard In Syria
Turkish forces had reportedly shelled areas controlled by the YPG in Menagh and Aleppo.
According to a recent report from the Syrian Rights Observatory, Turkey targeted the villages of Mar’anaz and Malkiyyeh in Menagh and the Azaz countryside in Aleppo. At the same time, Russia also carried out airstrikes in the area. A woman and two children were reportedly killed, while a number have been injured.
Where To Watch The 2016 NBA All-Star Game
The upcoming 2016 NBA All-Star Game is going to be one of the most memorable games in history as it marks Kobe Bryants last All-Star appearance. Catch it on TNT at 8:30 p.m. ET live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.