November 18, 2013


Republicans Block Another Obama Nominee

Senate Republicans "denied President Obama his third nominee in recent weeks to the nation's most powerful and prestigious appeals court and insisted they would not back down, inflaming a bitter debate over a president's right to shape the judiciary," the New York Times reports.

"Unlike previous fights over judicial nominees, this one is not driven by ideology or divisive social issues like abortion. Republicans have raised few objections to any of the candidates' qualifications or political leanings. Rather, Republicans are trying to prevent Mr. Obama from filling any slots on the court, fearing that he will alter its conservative tilt."










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