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debates yet. in a new cbs news poll, voters pick the winner. >> my mom is the strongest woman i know. >> it's not about my family or his family. >> the northeast tries to shake a deep freeze as record-breaking temperatures approach 40 below in spots. and oklahoma's earthquake outbreak. >> it kind of rattled, rattled, rattled and got stronger. >> glor: how officials may try to stop the shaking. >> this is the cbs evening news. >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. flags are at half-staff across the country in honor of antonin scal yavment the supreme kowrtd justice who died suddenly yesterday while vacationing with friends at a ranch in texas. he was 79 years old. justice scalia's body was taken to a funeral home in el pasond will be flown back to his family in virginia. his death leaves the court split, four conservatives, four liberals which will impact legal
impacting the presidential election. the question when and how will his seat be filled. we begin with our chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> he was a giant in the law. known for his sharp intellect and often sharpt tongue justice scalia's views on the institution influenced a generation. nominated by president regan scalia joined the court with an established philosophy that judges should follow the original understanding of the constitution. one of his most significant opinions was the landmark ruling guarantees an individual right to bear arms. he could seem combative but despite the partisan rancor of washington, scalia that deep friendships with liberal justices, notably justice ruth bader ginsburg who shared his affinity for opera. his disagreements, he said, in a 2008 interview with "60 minutes" weren't personal. >> i attack ideas, i don't attack peoplement and some very good people have some very bad ideas.
ginsburg said they were best buddies and his colorful better. justice scalia nailed all the weak spots that applesauce and argle bargle as scalia put it, and gave me just what i needed to strengthen the majority opinion. >> i could be charming and combative at the same time. what's-- what's contradictory between the two. i love to argument. i have always loved to argue. and i love to point out the weaknesses of the opposing arguments. >> reporter: his death will have an immediate impact on the court that now will be divided 4-4 along ideaological lines, a liberal nominee would move the once conservative court to the left and the battle lines quickly were drawn. the president urged the senate to have a fair and timely hearing. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: but with so much
already were vowing to block any nominee. mitch mcconel said this vak ansi should not be filled until we have a new president. paul clem ent, clerk for justice scalia and has argued 80 cases before the court. >> he thought based on his methodology that there were right and wrong answers. and as a result, if he thought the court was taking a wrong turn, he was going to tell him that. >> reporter: in 2008 scalia said he couldn't imagine doing anything else. >> when i first came on the court, i thought i would for sure get off as soon as i could, which would have been when i turned 65. because you know, justices retire at full salary. so there is no reason not to leave and go off and do something else. >> but i cannot-- what happened is simply i cannot think of what i would do for an encore. i can't think of any other job that i would find as interesting
>> glor: and jan crawford joins us from our d.c. bureau, what happens when and if republicans refuse to confirm president obama's-- om bo-- nominee to the court. >> i think they are going to do what they say and refuse to confirm it i think this confrontation is going to happen pretty quickly. the white house did say this afternoon, late this afternoon that president obama would not be nominating a replacement this eck would. but it probably won't drag on too long. i think it's widely expected to be within the next couple of weeks and then the ball is in the senate's court. and it's unclear if they will even schedule hearings. but remember, i mean, even if the senate were going to confirm someone, it's unlikely that a new jus tus-- justice would be deciding cases this session. the confirmation process for what we are talking about here, a lifetime appointment, that takes time. and that is when everyone is on the same page. >> glor: let's talk about this session though. because there are some controversial cases that are supposed to be arguing and decided here. >> right.
those hot button social issues. they usually divide the court along ideaological lines 5-4. now with scalia's passing the court on most of those is going to be divided 4-4. so when you've got a decision that's 4-4, that is a tie. the lower court decision is going to stand, but there's no national precedent. so the issue isn't finally resolved, once and for all. and that's going to have a big impact this term because there are some really controversial cases, jeff. i mean there is a case from texas, on tougher regulations for abortion clinics. there is a case on affirmative action on the use of race and college admissions. and believe it or not there is another challenge to obama care as well as cases on presidential power like presidentol-- president obama executive orders on immigration, environmental policy. most of those cases now are unlikely to have a majority decision. so they may not really bring about a sweeping change in the law. >> jan crawford from d.c., once again thank you very much, jan.
debate on cbs began with a somber moment of silence for justice scalia. after the debate cbs new polls republican and independent voters to ask which candidate they most trust to appoint a supreme court justice. ted cruz finished first at 17, followed by donald trump, marco rubio and john kasich. the republican can the das quickly entered the you can session battle last night taking issue with president obama's plan. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: the debate started with universal agreement that justice scalia's replacement shnt be confirmed until after inauguration day 2017. >> i do not believe the president should appoint someone. >> i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states decide. >> the next president needs to appoint someone with a proven conservative record. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal appointee. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> reporter: but the republican candidates pivoted to
this exchange between donald trump and jeb bush blurd the lines between policy and personal. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign, remember that. >> bush who will be campaigning with his brother tomorrow stood his ground. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today trump walked back the blame. >> i am not blaming him. now could he have done something about it. his cia knew about things happening. >> reporter: for his part last night marco rubio who was looking to make up for stumbles in the previous debate sparred with fellow senator ted cruz over immigration. and in an interview rubio gave in spanish. >> marco right now supports citizenship for 20 million people here illegally-- gsh 12 million people. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because
>> but he saved them for trump. >> for most of his life he has described himself as very prochoice, and as a supporter of partial birth abortion. right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for planned parenthood. >> you probably are worse that jeb bush. >> cbs news polling concluded that rubio won the debate. perhaps not so surprisingly trump says he won the night. as for those boos you may have heard coming trump away, in a tweet today trump blaimed the republican national committee who he said did a quote terrible am. >> glor: julianna goldman in washington, thank you very much. >> democrats in south carolina have their primary on february 27th, the week after the republican primary. the new cbs news battleground tracker poll shows hillary clinton holding her lead in south carolina nearly 20 points ahead of bernie sanders. it was a bitter cold valentine's
jericka duncan now has more on the teeth-chattering record-shattering lows. >> reporter: the last time it was this cold on this day in manhattan, the 57 story woolworth building was the world's tallest sky scraper. the year was 1916. >> what is it actually feel like? >> it feels like, you know, like hell, i guess. >> reporter: a hundred years later, these tourists are experiencing bone-chilling weather for the first time. they're from miami. >> it is worth it. it is worth it, to see the statue, see new york. >> reporter: in boston, the orange line took on a new meaning. transportation workers used fire, a centuries old trick to protect frozen rails from breaking. in nearby somerville defon regan threw boiling water into neglect 4 degree air creating a stream of snowy fireworks. the coldest temperature recorded in the u.s. today was in
37. record lows were also set in mount pellier, vermont, boston, providence, rhode island, hartford, connecticut, and albany, new york. new york city mayor bill de blasio cautioned everyone to stay inside. >> the cold weather alert that we have in place will continue this afternoon until 8 a.m. tomorrow. >> reporter: on this valentine's day, love conquers cold. >> i now pronounce you husband and wife. you may kiss the bride. >> reporter: in times square there were surprise proposals, weddings and vow renewal ceremonies, warming hearts in the bitter cold. >> if this isn't love, i don't know what is, to get married in one degree weather, it's crazy. >> this fountain behind me here at bryant park may not be frozen much longer. jeff, that's because temperatures are expected to be in the 50s by tuesday. >> glor: looking forward to it. thank you very much. >> hope francis continued his
the country's most dangerous cities. allen pizzy is traveling with the pope. today's mass brought pope francis into the heart of the problem he came to address, ecapatec has one of the highest crime rate, robbery, kidnapping, violence murder and especially crimes against women are dalely facts of life. the message was basically do not give in to temptations of crime as a way out of poverty. francis spoke out against the pursuit of preses teej-- press teej based on the relentless exclusion based on those who are not like us. and warned of the dangers of becoming accustomed to a lifestyle where we think that our source and life force lies only in wealth. those are the dangers that according to a local press report the authorities began beefing up security here as early as january in anticipation of this mass. angie and her friends came at 3:00 in the morning to a place they would never otherwise dare
>> we feel kind of insecure. but when we arrived, we saw a lot of policeman. >> reporter: francis is to be on the front line of initiatives to make mexico a land where he put it there would be no need to immigrant -- immigrate to dream, no need to be exploited to work and no need to mourn men, women and children who in his words are destroyed at the hands of the dealers of death, in his words. francis' next stop is mexico's poorest state, entry point for my grants heading north. allen pizzy, ecapatec. >> glor: the louisiana legislature is holding an emergency session tonight due to a massive budget short fall. the governor has presented the state with a stark choice, raise taxes or see devastating cuts in essential services. david begnaud reports. >> to work with you. >> reporter: with louisiana in the midst of a recession, some might say it is a bad idea to ask the state legislature for new taxes.
governor john bel edwards is doing. >> we are in an unprecedented position. >> in a televised address to resident this week, edwards says if louisiana's financial woes aren't fixed quickly, the disabled will lose state medicare, public universities may close, and he said fans could say fairwell to college football. >> these are not scare tactics. this is reality. an unstable state budget will not only hurt hurt children and working families in our state, it will devastate communities, businesses, and local government as well. >> edwards is a democrat who inherited the deficit from his republican predecessor bobby jindal, he is askk legislators to approve spending cuts and tax increases that keep state programs running through june 30th. he is also proposing the state sales tax be raised one penny. >> john kennedy is louisiana's treasurer. >> what the governor is saying, he's telling louisiana families
they have to cut their budgets so that louisiana state government doesn't have to cut its budget. >> adding to the financial misery, tumbling oil prices which have lead to thousands of job cuts across the state. and with an unemployment rate of 6.1% income and sales tax collections are down. the proposed cuts to health care worry people like katy, her nine year old son was born with a brain malformation. >> what about my kid's life. if this cut goes through, i don't know that he will be here. >> reporter: even if louisiana lawmakers quickly find a solution to this year's money problems, the state faces a $2 billion short fall next fiscal year. david begnaud, cbs news. >> glor: still ahead, a plan to address the earthquake outbreak in oklahoma. and couples who see their wedding day as a marathon, not a sprint. when the cbs evening news
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>> glor: the third most powerful earthquake in oklahoma's recorded history jolted the northern part of the state this weekend. the magnitude 5.1 quake centered near fairview was felt in seven states overall. mireya villarreal has more on oklahoma dramatic spike in earthquakes. >> reporter: the ground keeps shaking in oklahoma and more violently. this year already a 140 quakes, approximate.0 or larger, an average-- 3.0 or larger, average of two and a half per day. before 2008 the average was one and a half per year. the small town of fairview is quickly gaining a big reputation for large quakes. it was the epicenter of yesterday's 5.1 and just last month a 4.8. >> just kind of rattled, rattled rattled and got stronger and stronger. >> reporter: geologists teaches at oklahoma state and believes water disposal wells used after hydraulic fracturing is linked to the quake increase.
that we are now generating seismicity due to the injection wells, there are a lot of people experiencing them on a pretty broad scale. >> homeowner kathy mathews says the state has mixed up its priorities. >> there is a greater impact on the economy when you have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate that is being damaged by that activity. >> reporter: so far oklahoma has no plans to stop hydraulic fracturing, but state officials do plan to reduce the number of injection wells by several hundred as early as next week. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: new zealand was hit with an earthquake this morning, a magnitude 5.7 near the city of clieschurch. it did not do serious damage to buildings but it buckled roadways and caused some cliffs to collapse. >> up next a tremendous dunk and
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>> glor: we close tonight with a new look at some old hits. jamie yuccas went to the new york toy fair to find out what kids are into these days. turns out many of the most popular toys have been around for generations. >> reporter: it might seem hard to compete for young eyeballs when ther's so locked into screens. but construction toys are seeing double digit growth these past few years. almost a half billion dollars in 2015. >> can you believe we had lego when i was a child. that was a long time ago. >> really? >> yeah, really! >> a lot of toys that i played with that my kids are now playing with. >> reporter: dad's version of
little different than his son's. with many getting a digital upgrade like this one from lionel. >> this isn't what i picture when i think train set. i think of that. >> no, that absolutely is what lionel is known for. >> reporter: what was wrong with the traditional train set. >> there is really nothing wrong with it, but we wanted to engage younger kids who are really in, you know, into building systems, they're into speed. >> reporter: the technology advancements help shops like train world in brooklyn to keep chugging along. >> by sliding that up on the application right there. and there it goes. >> reporter: handheld remotes and mobile apps keep the business on track. >> it's important to appeal to the younger generation to keep the hobby alive, to get them interested. >> reporter: adrianne appell with the toy association says the industry is at the top of its gain, up almost 7% in 2015. >> kids are still playing with dolls, with legos and building blocks, they're still playing with construction sets, so all
toys? they are. >> a comeback for simple toys where fun never really goes out of style. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the cbs evening news tonight. later on cbs, 60 mings. and first thing tomorrow, cbs this morning. i'm jeff glor, in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org hey. something new has arrived. and it works in the middle of anywhere.
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