Thursday, June 28, 2018

Replacing Kennedy: Before the Elections, or Let the People Decide?

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate would move quickly to confirm President Trump's pick, while Senator Schumer said that it was the "height of hypocrisy" for McConnell to schedule a vote before the November elections, given that McConnell held up Judge Garland's nomination to replace Justice Scalia in order to allow "the people to decide" in the 2016 presidential election. (Remember that both the President and the Senate have a role in placing a person on the Court, and the fall elections obviously include a third of the Senate.)

There's no shortage of political analysis, but here's The Hill and The NYT.

Here's the White House short-list of possible replacements.

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