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.
No they say they believe in the constitution, but if that were true the current nominee would have been voted up or down.
This is no different than president Obama thinking that he was the legislature because congress was gridlocked. The checks and balances of the three branches have failed.
The SCOTUS has become too political and they haven't made any good decisions, especially bad are their 5-4 decisions. Having only 8 SC justices right now is actually good, because they need at least a 5-3 decision.
Appointing another justice right now would be just another major distraction from the election. We already have terrorist attacks, and race riots along with the democrats and the republican parties having major discords with their party members.
It just doesn't make sense to bring the 9 SC justice as a major task before the election. What difference will it make, the SCOTUS is already useless?
Joe Biden Argued for Delaying Supreme Court Picks in 1992
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/us/po … .html?_r=0
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