The Senate Has No Authority to Obstruct Nominees to the Supreme Court

The Senate Has No Authority to Obstruct Nominees to the Supreme Court

“When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Constitution gives the president the power of initiative. In contrast, the Senate may only exercise its power in reaction to a specific nominee. There is no place for the Senate to make demands upon the president prior to a nomination or to foreclose nominations altogether. The Constitution only grants the Senate a post-nomination role.”

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November 1, 2019