JUSTICE antonin scalia isn't even cold in his grave and the repiglicans are demanding Pres Obama not nominate a replacement and threatening to block anyone he nominates if he does. How's that for a preview of the kind of government we will have if one of the repiglicans is elected? They are all about the US Constitution on the campaign trail and then all hot and bothered to block the President from fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities. The Appointment Clause of the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2) states that the president "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the Supreme Court."
Check out this from +NPR and then please sign the petition from UltraViolet demanding the US Senate hold a vote on whoever Pres Obama nominates to the court.
Can you imagine Donald Trump or Ted Cruz picking the next justice? The idea is positively terrifying--to say nothing of the thought that landmark abortion and birth control cases will be decided this spring without President Obama's nominee on the court.2 President Obama needs to be able to do his job and appoint a replacement. The stakes are too high for anything else.
Republicans are watching to see how the country reacts to their declaration. Before their ideas take hold, we need to speak out loudly, and show them in no uncertain terms that the only acceptable way forward is for them to do their jobs and consider the current president's nominee.
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1. Conservatives Quickly Refuse Any Obama Court Replacement After Antonin Scalia's Death, Huffington Post, February 13, 2016
2. The Supreme Court Is About To Consider A Case That Could End Roe V. Wade, ThinkProgress, November 10, 2015
3. Who is Bill Pryor? Donald Trump mentions former Alabama Attorney General as possible Supreme Court nominee, AL.com, February 13, 2016