I have noticed a lot of questions about the effect of the death of Justice Scalia on pending cases before the United States Supreme Court.  Here is a link to an article by Professor Erwin Chermerinsky http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/chemerinsky_what_will_scalias_absence_mean_for_current_cases/ .  He discusses two (2) pending cases.  In the final two (2) paragraphs he summarizes some of the options available to the Court.