The Supreme Court Nominee Impasse

Original Content Provided by Brian Walch
Edited for the purposes of this site by Samantha Young 
 
 Courtesy of Tea Party Forward

Courtesy of Tea Party Forward

The Players

Antonin Scalia- Former conservative US Supreme Court Judge who passed away on February 13th, 2016, leaving an empty spot in the Supreme Court.

President Obama- The current lame duck, Democratic President of the United States.

The Senate- Currently controlled by the Republican Party. 

 Courtesy of NBC News

Courtesy of NBC News

The Background

        There’s been much argument about how and when the next Supreme Court Justice should be chosen. Democrats and Republicans clash as each party wants their respective party represented. Some Republicans have argued the nominee should be elected after Obama leaves office—this is good news for conservatives, who might have a chance if a Republican takes office as president next term. 

    The Senate usually works with the President to decide the next Justice. However, some have questioned this method of election.

 Courtesy of Slate

Courtesy of Slate

The Story

The next Supreme Court Justice is at risk of not being chosen until January 2017. With all the commotion and roadblocks to inducting our next Supreme Court Justice, it is not too far fetched to propose the nomination up for a vote amongst the public. The Constitution never advised against this—it’s perfectly constitutional and feasible. 

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