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Supreme Court Nominations

Democrat Explains GOP Blockade Of Obama's Nominee: 'It's Personal'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) explained succinctly Wednesday the reason he and many other Democrats believe Republicans are stonewalling Pre...

Supreme Court Nominations in an Election Year and the Anarchists in the Senate

Paul Finkelman | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

One wonders what Justice Kennedy thinks of the behavior of Senator McConnell and his colleagues? Does he cringe at the notion that he would not have his job if the Democrats had acted this way in 1988?

GOP Senator Gets Honest: 'Trust Me, We Will Not Allow The Supreme Court To Flip'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Senate Republicans are obstructing President Obama's Supreme Court nominee for purely political reasons to make sure th...

Most Americans Think The Senate Should Hold Hearings On The Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

Most Americans want Republicans in the U.S. Senate to consider the president's Supreme Court nominee, new surveys show. GOP leaders have pledged not t...

Bernie Sanders Would Ask Obama To Withdraw Merrick Garland's Nomination If Elected

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he supports President Barack Obama's choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Cou...

Senator Asks: Are Republicans Afraid They'll Actually Like Obama's Nominee?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pointed to a basic question Thursday to prod Senate Republicans to rethink their opposition to hearings on Sup...

HUFFPOLLSTER: A Majority Of GOP Voters Oppose Efforts To Stop Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

Republicans aren’t thrilled with any of their options in the primaries. Anger in the electorate hasn’t actually risen much this year. And American...

Republican Party Assembles Task Force To Block Obama SCOTUS Nominee

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - The Republican Party on Monday stepped up its fight against any U.S. Supreme Court nominee put forward by President B...

Republican Admits Supreme Court Blockade Is Unprecedented

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's most candid senators, Lindsey Graham (S.C.), admitted Thursday a stark fact that the rest of his colleague...

Republicans Are Even Blocking Their Own Nominees Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The level of obstruction in the Senate hit a new level of absurdity on Wednesday, as a Democratic effort to confirm a federal judge with...

Elizabeth Warren Hammers GOP Over Supreme Court Obstruction

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' refusal to even consider a Supreme Court nominee is "shocking," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday, accu...

Republican Says Bids To Weigh A High Court Nominee Trash The Constitution

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Constitution may say that the president shall appoint judges with the advice and consent of the Senate, but doing so now would be to...

Black Leaders Compare Senate GOP Supreme Court Obstruction To Donald Trump's Racism

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' obstruction of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination is racist, a coalition of prominent black clergy me...

Polls Show The Supreme Court Blockade Is Hurting The GOP

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think the GOP blockade of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee will hurt Republicans at the ballot box -- and libera...

Republican Makes Insanely Contradictory Argument About Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who have decided to block any Supreme Court nomination so voters can have a say accused Democrats Wednesday of politicizing ...

McConnell Visits Obama To Tell Him To Forget That Supreme Court Seat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided that he would keep Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat vacant so the next pr...

Dems Fire Up Outrage Machine Outside Of Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Standing in front of the Supreme Court, Democrats tried to raise the pressure on Republicans Thursday to at least consider a replacement...

GOP & Obama: Supremely Obstructionist

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

From day one, as if they won!

Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking A Fight Over Scalia's Replacement?

ProPublica | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

This story was co-published with The New York Times. In early 2009, as Barack Obama was about to take office, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Repub...

Former Senator George Mitchell Reflects On Refusing SCOTUS Nomination

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Amid the debate over nominating a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) spoke with Huff...

Conservatives Start Spending To Block Obama's Scalia Replacement

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With cracks starting to show in Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to ignore any Supreme Court nominee by Presiden...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Voters Split On Whether Supreme Court Vacancy Should Be Filled This Year

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Americans generally stick to partisan positions when they’re asked about filling Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat. National polls of the GOP primary ...

Dems Plan To Make Republicans Pay For Blockading The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If shame is the only real tool that President Barack Obama has to force the U.S. Senate to consider a Supreme Court nomination in his fi...

Sandra Day O'Connor Says Obama Should Get To Replace Justice Scalia

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Sandra Day O'Connor, the retired Supreme Court justice appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama should get ...

Obama's Possible Paths To A Supreme Court Nomination

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia immediately prompted lofty-sounding pronouncements from leaders of both parties....