Protesters Give Senator Grassley Visual Reminder of Supreme Court Vacancy

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Protesters are using a visual reminder to urge Senator Chuck Grassley to move forward on filling the Supreme Court vacancy.

Why Courts Matter Iowa brought 92 tiny chairs to Senator Grassley's Des Moines office. They say each chair symbolizes vacant seats on federal courts across the U.S.

The most notable is the Supreme Court vacancy that opened after the untimely death of justice Antonin Scalia.

The group says vacancies hurt civil liberties.

"We are here today to remind Senator Grassley he has to do his job," said Sue Dinsdale. "We want to tell him to work for the working people who deserve their day in court."

Senator Grassley believes the next president should pick the nominees since President Obama's time is winding down.