Amy Klobuchar

Do Democrats still think ‘we need nine’ on the Supreme Court?

Do Democrats still think ‘we need nine’ on the Supreme Court?

Donald Trump’s surprise victory has stoked speculation about a multitude of actions he might take as president, including nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (President Obama’s choice for the Scalia seat, Judge Merrick Garland,  who has been denied a hearing by the Republican-controlled Senate, is unlikely to be on Trump’s short list.)

An equally tantalizing question, for me anyway, is whether Senate Democrats will be consistent in taking the position that the Scalia vacancy must be filled for the good of the court.

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