Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A gang of 11 could end the madness of Supreme Court confirmations

A gang of 11 could end the madness of Supreme Court confirmations

The Supreme Court confirmation process is broken. Republicans say Democrats started it with their ruthless take down of Robert Bork three decades ago. Democrats say Republicans crossed a line when they covered their ears and pretended President Obama had not nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

It is high time to say to the Senate what a parent says to bickering toddlers: I don’t care who started it, I care who ends it.

In that spirit, I propose a truce on the following terms. First, Republicans must agree not to eliminate the filibuster for the current vacancy. In exchange, Republicans and Democrats make a bipartisan...

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