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November 28, 2016

Who will Trump nominate to the Supreme Court?

The short answer is, someone on his published list, first issued this past May and expanded in October. I wrote about why we should anticipate that Trump will stick to the list for his first Supreme Court nominee, this month in the Daily Journal. My bottom line to those on the left (and a few on ...

February 29, 2016

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia's passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken the Senate majority's resolve, which is to let the American voters decide who shall fill the vacancy, or to play politics with the issue. Alas, ...