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

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  1. Johnny James A profile image67
    Johnny James Aposted 2 years ago

    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.

  2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago

    No they say they believe in the constitution, but if that were true the current nominee would have been voted up or down.

    1. Johnny James A profile image67
      Johnny James Aposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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?

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    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?

  4. tamarawilhite profile image93
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Joe Biden Argued for Delaying Supreme Court Picks in 1992 … .html?_r=0

    1. Johnny James A profile image67
      Johnny James Aposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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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