The justices were divided 4-4 on the question.
The board of directors is expected to vote on the renaming Thursday.
An early 1980s article on regulatory reform from the late justice is worth revisiting.
The president has been reaching out to senators as he works to select a nominee.
A 4-4 legal tie would leave lower court decisions in place.
Newt Gingrich's wife is a senior member of the choir at the basilica.
The funeral service is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
"He made the Supreme Court a more rigorous place," said one attorney.
The Republican's campaign initially said he couldn't attend.
Ted Cruz had previously criticized President Obama for skipping the service.
The president will pay his respects Friday at the Supreme Court.
"I stand by that we need to be awakened," he added of Scalia's death.
Obama and his allies are facing the possibility of a deadlock.
Republicans are nearly split.
"There's nothing in the Constitution that specifies the size of the Supreme Court."
Let the process play out as it was drafted by the founders of the Constitution.
Dan Coats said it would be best to wait until after the next president is elected.
Trump did not stay quiet as Antonin Scalia's funeral was taking place.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be laid to rest Saturday.
Leahy says it's “false to say that Supreme Court justices do not get confirmed in presidential...
The senator said he thinks Republicans will be forced to vote on the nomination.
"I'm a big constitutionalist," Paul LePage told the Maine Sun Journal. "If it's in the Constitution...
Cruz said he is "not surprised" Obama is missing the justice's funeral.
Biden’s comments open the window further to Obama’s selection process.