Arlen Specter, Former Pennsylvania Senator, Dies at 82; Left Mark on Supreme Court
Byline: Stephen Dinan , THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Former longtime Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who as a Republican pushed two conservative justices onto the Supreme Court and then later switched to the Democratic Party and became a deciding vote for the health care law, died Sunday.
His son told the Associated Press the senator died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 82.
Arlen Specter was always a fighter, President Obama said in a statement Sunday afternoon. From his days stamping out corruption as a prosecutor in Philadelphia to his three decades of service in the Senate, Arlen was fiercely independent - never …
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