Politic365

 
 


District

9:00am April 5, 2010

GOP Ready to Block Next Obama Supreme Court Nominee

supreme09

Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, hinted at retirement this weekend in an interview with the Washington Post. The Supreme Court justice said that he’d make the decision within the next 30 day. And within 24 hours of his declaration, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate stated his party would not rule out blocking a successor.

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. warned President Obama about nominating anyone “overly ideological” to replace Stevens. He told “Fox News Sunday,”

“I think the president will nominate a qualified person. I hope, however, he does not nominate an overly ideological person. That will be the test.  And if he doesn’t nominate someone who is overly ideological, I don’t think — you may see Republicans voting against the nominee, but I don’t think you’ll see them engage in a filibuster.”

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) disagreed with Kyl and told “Fox News Sunday” that he hoped Justice Stevens holds off his retirement for another year.

“I think the gridlock in the Senate might well produce a filibuster, which would tie up the Senate on a Supreme Court nominee. I think if a year passes there’s a much better chance we can come to a consensus.”

Should Stevens choose to retire, it would potentially hand President Obama his second opportunity to seat a nominee on the Supreme Court.



About the Author

Robin Caldwell
Executive Editor. Blogger.




 
 

 
10382589_10152331524781551_150485824862705133_o

Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
kevin-spacey

Netflix Plays Creative to Gain Competitive Advantage

House of Cards is amazing – how could it not be? Anything with Kevin Spacey has a good chance of becoming cinematic gold – remember his turn as Keyser Söze in the Usual Suspects. Orange is the New Black cemented ...
by Kristal High
1

 
 
Innovative App Challenge

Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Participate in White House Science Fair

While most 11 to 13 year old girls may be fixated on the newest One Direction song or spending hours on SnapChat sending messages to their friends, six students from Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas are using technolo...
by Kristal High
1

 

Advertisement
 
FL-EnergyGeneration-FuelType

Sunshine State’s Diversity Opens Door for “All of the Above” Energy Policy

While Florida may fall to the middle of the pack when it comes to overall energy production, it is fifth in the nation in natural gas consumption, fourth in petroleum consumption, and third in retail electricity sales. Overall,...
by Jessica Washington
0

 
 
kids-stem-verizon-foundation

Verizon Foundation: Incubating New Social Solutions & Getting Kids ConnectED

A recent interview with Rahim Kanani for Forbes magazine got to the heart of the Verizon Foundation’s commitment to improving educational achievement in America, especially for disadvantaged youth, through greater STEM ...
by Kristal High
2

 




2 Comments


  1. Short of Obama picking Palin for the seat, the filibuster will happen no matter what the timing.

    And the filibuster is a ridiculous tradition, exposed as such when you try to envision it being used in every day life.

    If you are interested, you might get a laugh out of this short video satire that explored how it might look: http://bit.ly/9iegrc


  2. There are definitely a variety of particulars like that to take into consideration. That could be a great point to carry up. I offer the thoughts above as common inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you convey up where the most important factor will probably be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around things like that, but I’m certain that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both boys and girls really feel the impression of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>