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Merrick Garland's nomination wait period is now the longest in U.S. history.


Merrick Garland just broke the record for the longest wait in the history for a SCOTUS confirmation hearing. The Senate wants the next President to choose the candidate for the SCOTUS, even though the current president legally has the right to nominate a candidate. The three branches of gov't are meant to have a check and balance system against each other. However, should a branch ever purposely choose to limit the effectiveness of another, merely b/c they do not like the Pres. Especially, since the senate could hear this nomination and choose not to accept Garland.

 

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    James (Johnny James A) 14 months ago

    Yeah, I remember that and I was against it then and against it now. My thoughts are there should be a set number of days from vacancy to nomination and hearing. Which they would codify it so no party could hijack the process.

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    James (Johnny James A) 14 months ago

    Do you believe Congress should codify a rule which says a nomination should occur withing x days of vacancy, and then a hearing withing x days after that to stop either party from holding up nominations?