Gavel Grab

Analysis and Reaction Flood In Following Supreme Court Nomination

In the wake of Thursday’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court opinion and reaction have flooded in.

Following the announcement, the New York Times reported that Republican leaders in Washington confirmed that they remain committed to refusing President Obama’s nominee a confirmation hearing. The Washington Post looked at the battle ahead between the White House and the GOP and wrote on the pivotal role Garland could play on the Supreme Court. While New Republic argued that the Republicans obstructing the nominee are violating the Constitution, Salon reflected on how Senator Orrin Hatch’s history with the Garland could undermine their arguments for obstructing him.

According to Politico, progressives expressed frustration at President Obama’s pick and NBC News reported that minority leaders and activists were reportedly disappointed that the nominee was not as a diverse as they hoped.



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