The nation has been reeling from shock ever since the untimely death of Judge Anton Scalia a few days ago.

Though the judge was perfectly healthy, his passing at the age of 79 has left quite a few questions unanswered.

One of the most pertinent is who exactly will be taking his spot on the bench of the highest court in the land.

The biggest concern is this since happened in an election year…and with Obama  still in office it means  has the power to to appoint a liberal justice.

Conservatives argue the people need to have a voice in the selection of a new justice…Mitch McConnell said he and his colleagues in congress will resist any appointment Obama makes.

But Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said that’s just not going to happen.

“The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away,” Reid said. “With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible. It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with a vacant seat. Failing to fill this vacancy would be a shameful abdication of one of the Senate’s most essential Constitutional responsibilities.”

But who is that going to be is the question everyone is asking?

Legal experts believe it would be someone who could easily deliver death blows to conservative ideology. Scalia, who practiced Constitutional Originalism, was one of the key reasons more conservative judgements were issued…so a liberal appointee would make it so more judgements fall into liberal hands.

This is why the idea current Attorney General Loretta Lynch could be the appointee should strike fear into the hearts of millions of Americans.

From TheBlaze:

One leading U.S. Supreme Court analyst believes President Barack Obama will choose Attorney General Loretta Lynch to replace staunch conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday.

Tom Goldstein, who runs the popular SCOTUSblog first predicted Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford was among Obama’s top choices for the position, but he later revised his blog post, predicting Lynch, 56, to be the president’s “most likely candidate” for the high court.

In addition, Goldstein said Lynch is a “very serious possibility” because she is “admired” within the Obama administration. The analyst also says, due to her history as a career prosecutor, it is “very difficult to paint her as excessively liberal.”

This is truly dreadful news…it would only be made worse if Eric Holder was the appointee, which could happen.

Are you worried about Lynch being appointed, or is there someone else you’re more worried about?

Tell us in the comments below.