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President Obama says the Constitution is "pretty clear" on what should happen in the event of a vacancy on the Supreme Court.  In a news briefing in Rancho Mirage in California, Obama remarked that he intends to nominate a well-qualified candidate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia in due time. 

Obama said he's "amused" that strict interpreters of the Constitution are suddenly taking a looser approach to what the guiding document of the nation says on the subject.  

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