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March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 | News Releases on

Heritage Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

"The Constitution does not say they are obligated or not obligated to consider a nominee to the Supreme Court.  It is silent. 

All the Constitution says is that the president does not get to appoint justices to the Supreme Court without the 'advice and consent' of the Senate.  The Senate can give that or not -- it's up to the Senate."

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John Malcolm Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow
Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies