By GABBY ORR, MARIANNE LEVINE, ANITA KUMAR and IAN KULLGREN
The younger Scalia, a partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is a management-side attorney who in 2006 argued on behalf of Wal-Mart against a Maryland law that would have required the retail giant to spend more health care money on its employees.
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Scalia‘s expected nomination comes about a week after Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was forced to resign over a lenient 2008 plea agreement for wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He will be replaced Friday by his deputy, Patrick Pizzella, who many Republicans had expected to get a formal nomination.