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Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely

28 October 2016
Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely

One of the most prominent groups pressuring Republicans to maintain their obstruction of judicial nominees is the Judicial Crisis Network (known during the George W. Bush administration as the Judicial Confirmation Network), which soon after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia released an ad arguing that "the American people should decide" who appoints the next Supreme Court justice.

Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel sent out an interesting tweet on Wednesday after apparently speaking with Sen.

At the outset of the third presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace raised an issue that will see as much long-term impact by voters' actions as any in this election: the Supreme Court.

Asked whether the court could function four more years without filling vacancies, Breyer said: "I didn't say that". "That's a debate that we are going to have".

Breyer on Thursday declined to address comments from Republican Sen. It's also Day 225 since Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama to fill that vacancy. Future Supreme Court fights seem inevitable, especially over nominees who would change its ideological makeup. Cruz's spokesperson for comment and we will update this story when we receive a response. "It's the president's role to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the Senate's job to confirm that individual". John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a Pennsylvania radio station that Republicans would be "united against any nominee" put forward by a President Clinton.

There have been nine justices on the court since 1869, according to AP.

The politics of Supreme Court nominations is playing a large role in the 2016 campaign, particularly in light of the current vacancy.

The dilemma for the Republican Senate is that there is certainly no guarantee that if the Democrats take the White House and the Senate, Garland will remain the new president's nominee. - Both major presidential candidates say that the future of the Supreme Court depends on this election - but how important is the Court to Catholics, and will the next president really shape it? "They had six members for several years". Nothing in the Constitution explicitly stands in the way of senators who would be willing to destroy the nation's highest court ― if not an entire branch of the federal government ― to stop Clinton from selecting judges who share her views. With the Court closely divided on important cases, the impact of even one Supreme Court justice can not be overlooked, McConnell emphasized.