(NEWSER) – The death of Antonin Scalia has many wondering whether President Obama will be able to fill his Supreme Court seat. But there's lots more coverage pouring in about the late justice:

  • So what happens if a case ends in a 4-4 tie before a new judge is in place? The lower court ruling stands, and the case ends up being kind of a waste of time for the Supremes, reports the New York Times.
  • Votes cast by Scalia in cases that have been argued but not publicly decided are now void, and SCOTUSBlog says his death will have the biggest effect on a major union dispute. A conservative majority is now unlikely in the case.

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