Dean Heller delivered a speech on the importance of senators voting on judicial nominees, ignoring how Republicans treated Merrick Garland.
Appeals Court judges Merrick Garland and David Tatel probed and cajoled a courtroom filled with attorneys who were either challenging or defending OSHA's 2016 silica standard. I share some of my favorite quotes from the September 26 proceeding.
It's March, 2016. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently died, and Mitch McConnell announces that he and his Republicans will not allow President Obama to see his nominee Merrick Garland approved, not any nominee approved until the National Rifle Association gave its blessing. Show More Summary
Nate Silver undertook an interesting what-if project this week with a story on what would things be like if Hillary Clinton had been elected president. Merrick Garland is on the Supreme Court, and Neil Gorsuch is not. Brian Fallon is the press secretary, and Sean Spicer is not. It is Hillary Clinton under investigation for […]
Klain in WaPo: What about Trump? He not only put Neil M. Gorsuch in the Supreme Court vacancy created by Merrick Garland’s blocked confirmation, but he also selected 27 lower-court judges as of mid-July. Twenty-seven! That’s three times Obama’s total and … Continue reading ?
Ron Klain: “He not only put Neil M. Gorsuch in the Supreme Court vacancy created by Merrick Garland’s blocked confirmation, but he also selected 27 lower-court judges as of mid-July. Twenty-seven! That’s three times Obama’s total and more than double [...]
The former Supreme Court nominee would make a perfect leader for the great university.
Listen to Episode 71 of Slate’s Amicus: The Supreme Court’s 2016 term may not have contained the usual number of blockbuster cases, but it did have its fair share of drama. Between the stonewalling of Merrick Garland; the filibustered...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be … Click to Continue »
The former acting solicitor general said that the Republican blockade against the onetime Supreme Court nominee represented a breakdown of checks and balances.
Merrick Garland as FBI director remains a colossally stupid idea that no Democrat or liberally thinking person should go near, and yes, we're still talking to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) but also Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). If they still...Show More Summary
U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland, turned away by the Senate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not interested in serving as FBI director, two sources said on Tuesday, even as the top Senate Republican recommended him for the job. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
The Senate Majority Leader’s latest devious scheme looks a lot like his last devious scheme.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he has told President Donald Trump that he should pick federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to succeed ousted director James Comey at the head of the FBI. Speaking in an interview on Bloomberg Television, McConnell said he has spoken with...
Efforts to fill the empty FBI director seat left behind by James Comey with Merrick Garland, could have support from one seemingly unlikely corner in Washington: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. A former aide to Mr McConnell,Show More Summary
The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I thinkShow More Summary
Republicans floating Merrick Garland for FBI director should be careful what they wish for.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is running for president in 2020. She thinks that Obama-style “let’s all get along and find common ground” thinking will get her the nod. So yes, she’s obviously misreading the base electorate’s mood and she...Show More Summary
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I should know better than to place my faith in Amerrica’s elites, but apparently no trolling can be too obvious for people not to fall for it: Merrick Garland as FBI director would avert what could be a long national nightmare. Trump should propose. Dems should insist. — Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) May 12, 2017 […]