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Should the vote on filling Justice Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court be put off until after the midterm elections?
Bonnie W Weberg, 7/1/2018 4:02 PM
When Obama was a lame-duck president it was sensible to hold off on naming a court justice. President Trump is NOT a lame-duck & should, under the rules of the Constitution of the United States, name the justices of his choice, and Congress should, if the nominee is qualified, expedite confirmation of the nominee.
Vicki Goodman, 7/3/2018 4:45 PM
As usual, the left purposely conflates two very different scenarios. There was ample precedent for Congress to refuse to consider Obama's SCOUTS pick, Merrick Garland, in a PRESIDENTIAL election year. But there is no precedent for delaying consideration of a SCOTUS candidate in light of an upcoming MID-TERM election. Nice try, Dems. But no cigar.
Erin Metters, 7/3/2018 4:59 PM
Obama appointed Elena Kagan just before the midterms in 2010. Same scenario as the current situation. The reason the Garland nomination was opposed was because Obama was a lame-duck president. If I'm not mistaken, this rule was imposed by Joe Biden to stop a Republican president. Guess it came back to bite the Democrats.
Sally Newhouse, 7/3/2018 5:21 PM
Sadly, for the USA, most overripe screeds by Dems need to be ignored. They are like a 3 yr old having a tantrum...they lost & cannot get over it so they will con't to scream about everything. Do what one does w/an out of control 3 yr old..,.
Angie, 7/3/2018 8:37 PM
The American People have entrusted their vote to President Trump to select a Justice to fill any abrupt vacancy on the Supreme Court. It is the President's duty to promptly act in the interest of the American People to stabilize the Supreme Court; thereby, surely avoiding a foreseeable crisis.
Jan, 7/6/2018 5:55 PM
Now is the time to select & Confirm Justice of Supreme Court. Praying for Justice to prevail. Sadly Communism/Socialism is rearing its ugly head.Confirm now.
K. L. Shillock , 7/17/2018 4:02 PM
Unless I'm figuring wrong, the majority vote is there either way -- before midterms or after. Dems; however, can muddy the water for our candidates running at local and national levels by ranting about the Supreme Court and attempting to keep them from campaigning on the major issues to get elected. To a large extent it's a numbers game and we need to elect more QUALIFIED Republicans. Kavanaugh is an appointee. No matter election results, we'll still have the required numbers to accomplish the appointment by Dec. 31st. Ladies, look at the bigger picture and strategize.
PJ Rosenthal, 7/17/2018 4:14 PM
The sooner the better to set the winning atmosphere for other candidates running for other local offices. It will be highly encouraging!