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On March 16, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland as his choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate would not hold hearings or a vote on Justice Garland. Senator McConnell stated that the next Supreme Court justice should be nominated by the next President in 2017. Senate Republicans can block the any hearings or votes on the current nominee due to their majority in the Senate. Senate Democrats argue that the Constitution specifies that the Senate should at least hold a vote on any Justices nominated by a sitting President. See recent SCOTUS news
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No. Why is this an issue? The Constitution is very clear on the procedure!
U.S. Constitution - Article 2 Section 2
He (The President of The United States) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two
... 7 months ago from a Democrat in Kissimmee, FL
Yes, Merrick Garland is a great compromise for both parties and the current Presidential candidates are unfit to choose a new nominee. 1 month ago from a Democrat in Dallas, TX
I hate the partisanship that has taken over Washington. It doesn't matter if the Republicans absolutely would have loved the Obama nominee coming they're going to object no matter what. Everyday all day long and all night long and all the cable... 7 months ago from a Democrat in Los Angeles, CA
Yes, and we should look into creating another way to perform checks and balances (a sort of federal referee) to step in when any of the federal branches play games with the country as they have been for years. There is no reason why educated, fully-grown,... 7 months ago from a Democrat in Greeley, CO
Yes, the Senate should follow their Constitutional responsibility. The Republican party should be penalized for holding MY government hostage for their POLITICAL gain. DO YOUR JOB!!!. 7 months ago from a Democrat in St. Louis, MO
They're not required to hold hearings: that's part of separation of powers. I do wish the parties were more courteous and FAR less partisan. 7 months ago from a Democrat in Revere, MA