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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 18, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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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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Garland should be given the position as "temporary" and when the new president takes office he/she can decide if that is who they want for the position. 6 months ago from a Republican in Mattituck, NY
Clone Scalia. 5 months ago from a Republican in Rose Valley, PA
This situation should never exist. As soon as this weakness of the Supreme Court system was found, laws or a system for correction should have been passed to address this and other reasons why a vacancy might open up. It should not be that hard to... 6 months ago from a Republican in Ephraim, UT
The Senate does not have to hold a hearing. Liberals say the Senate can't wait until the next presidency and has to at least hold a hearing, but back in 2007, left wing senator Charles Schumer and the democratic senate stalled George W. Bush's... 6 months ago from a Republican in North Port, FL
People are tired of all the grandstanding by the government. This should not be allowed, stop voting parties and usurping funds from the people when the only thing that needs to be done is to decide if the incoming nominee is appropriate for the job. 6 months ago from a Republican in Lake Hamilton, AR
No, the Constitution says the Senate has a voice in the nomination of the candidate too. 6 months ago from a Republican in Diamond Bar, CA
They should have hearings and confirm him if HRC wins and if she loses leave it up to Ted Cruz to pick the next justice. 6 months ago from a Republican in San Carlos, CA
No. It has been traditional, in spite of what the media has falsely reported, that presidents in their last year of office do not get to appoint a Supreme Court nominee and have them voted on. If the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to start investigating... 6 months ago from a Republican in Lake Jackson, TX
They should not be appointed for life. Should be appointed for a limited term. Then could be reappointed IF they can pass physical and mental examinations. 6 months ago from a Republican in Wooster, OH
Hold hearings, reviews, and do research on the justice now but don't make a vote until the next president is elected. Use the Biden rule. 6 months ago from a Republican in Gap, PA
No, senate is being honest about the fact they won't allow any of his nominees to be appointed anyway, which is better than wasting time going through the motions. If they want nominees to fly through approval, democrats need to win control of the... 6 months ago from a Republican in Bedford, NY
No, and it's a question left solely to the discretion of the Senate. 6 months ago from a Republican in Westminster, CO
If the republicans think the candidate is good they should but that's the power they get that the democrats used against us. 6 months ago from a Republican in Oak Park, IL
No, not until the next President is elected. 6 months ago from a Republican in Mequon, WI