Martin Sheen

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Martin Sheen is seen on the center steps of the Capitol before being arrested during a weekly rally with Jane Fonda to call for action on climate change Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

For Martin Sheen: Life Imitating Art, Supreme Court Style

Actor Martin Sheen is back having a dog in a political fight. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly File Photo)

As a fictional TV president, actor Martin Sheen navigated the death of a Supreme Court justice and a difficult confirmation battle. Now he's weighing in on the debate over replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  

Wisconsinites are getting a phone call from the "The West Wing" star regarding Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wis., stance on judicial nominations. After Scalia's death Feb. 13, Johnson agreed with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the next president, not Obama, should name a replacement. He said in a released statement, “I strongly agree that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president and the majority party in the U.S. Senate.”