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Sharron E. Angle

Obama outsmarts the Republicans again with Merrick Garland's nomination

Obama outsmarts the Republicans again with Merrick Garland's nomination

To the editor: There is nothing in the Constitution prohibiting the Senate from refusing to consider a presidential nominee. The Constitution does not prescribe the number of justices, it is not uncommon for the Supreme Court to act with only eight members, and there is no doubt that the Democrats would take the exact same position, as they in fact have done in the past, if the shoe were on the other foot. ("Senate Republicans' refusal to consider Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination is dangerous obstructionism," editorial, March 16

That said, President...

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