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The "Thurmond Rule" and other advice and consent myths (Brookings, 05/25/16)
Editorial: “No excuse” for Richard Burr’s blockade of Judge Timmons-Goodson (Progressive Pulse [NC], 05/13/16)
Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 89: Pat Toomey's 'political stunt' fails (Daily Kos, 05/12/16)
Toomey presses to get Pa. judicial nominees fast-tracked for vote (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [PA], 05/12/16)
Letter: Judicial appointments are mired in politics (Times-News [Burlington, NC], 05/10/16)
Editorials and Opinion
MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 545 EDITORIALS BY EDITORIAL BOARDS IN 49 STATES & DC URGE SENATE TO HOLD A HEARING AND VOTE ON NOMINEE TO FILL SUPREME COURT VACANCY – STATE BY STATE LINKS/EXCERPTS (as of May 27, 2016) (, )
Editorial Boards Stress Urgent Need to Fill Federal Judicial Vacancies in 2016 (, 05/27/16)
PD Editorial: Supreme Court held hostage: Day 70 (Press Democrat [CA] , 05/25/16)
CAN SPLIT GOVERNMENT WORK? (Moderate Voice, 05/25/16)
MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 500 EDITORIALS BY EDITORIAL BOARDS IN 49 STATES & DC URGE SENATE HEARING (04/13/16)
Defenders of Wildlife Calls on Senate to Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland (03/16/16)The Senate must do its job by holding a hearing and a vote on this nomination to fill an important vacancy.
Senate confirms IA federal judge: What about 17 other Committee approved district judges? (09/10/12)Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Patrick Toomey are correct. Only senseless partisan obstruction by Senate Republicans could still prevent confirming all the Committee-approved nominees.
Senate Republican Blockade of 21 Judicial Nominees Worsens Vacancy Crisis (12/17/11)“Once again, U.S. Senate Republicans have unjustifiably blocked a decades-old tradition of clearing pending judicial nominees before leaving town.
Vacancy Crisis Continues: Senate Votes on 10 Judicial Nominees Will Leave 17 Frozen, Including Most of Those Approved Unanimously in Committee (09/27/11)
Humor and Satire
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WOMEN OF WALMART [& the Supreme Court]
“Close to Home” solution to judicial vacancies
Weyant's World: Abandon hope
The Very Junior Senator from Utah [Standard-Examiner, UT]; & “OUR VIEW: Lee's headless charge”
Political cartoons on Judge Garland nomination & Supreme Court nom block
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