Is the Senate Required to Consider a Supreme Court Nomination?
Last Wednesday (March 16), President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the Supreme Court. Garland, the 63-year-old chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is widely considered a moderate. But after the announcement, Senate Republican leaders reiterated their stance that they did not intend to consider the nomination because it is an election year. Democrats, meanwhile, repeated their charge that Republicans have a “constitutional duty” to at least hold hearings and a vote on a nominee.

Let’s tackle this issue. Does the Senate have a constitutional responsibility to consider a Supreme Court nomination?

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