March 22, 2016

During a radio interview on Friday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson came right out and admitted that the intentions behind his obstruction of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee are purely ideological and political:

“No, trust me, we will not allow the Supreme Court to flip,” Johnson told a Wisconsin radio station on Friday. “It’s not going to happen.” 

March 21, 2016

On Thursday, Sen. Al Franken used his background as a comedian and self-described expert on “absurdity” to deconstruct and expose the twisted, backwards, and contradictory logic used by Senate Republicans in refusing to do their jobs and give President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee a vote. Following that, Franken has a testy exchange with leading Obstructionist Club member Sen. Orrin Hatch.

March 18, 2016

America’s newspapers are out with editorials reacting to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. And it’s a unanimous decision: Judge Garland deserves a hearing and a vote, and the U.S. Senate needs to drop its unprecedented obstructionism and do its job.

March 16, 2016

Today, President Obama selected Merrick Garland as his nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

March 15, 2016

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law released a report last week on Senate Republicans' historically unprecedented vow to block any nominee of President Obama's, before he or she has been nominated, to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia. The Committee's analysis found that the Republican position was in fact without precedent in political history:

March 10, 2016

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson reaffirmed his Obstructionist Club member credentials today -- and took the partisan and ideological nature of Senate Republican obstructionism to new heights -- when he told a local radio show talk host that he would have been willing to approve a Supreme Court nominee if Mitt Romney were the President:

March 09, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a speech on the Senate floor today drawing an important parallel between the Republican Party's current panic over the extremists who have taken over its presidential primary and the extremism that is driving Senate Republicans' refusal to perform their constitutional duties. Here's an excerpt:

March 08, 2016

The Republican Senate leadership’s opposition to allowing President Obama to exercise his constitutional duty and nominate a new Supreme Court justice has been unprecedented in every way. And we can now add a new one: Veiled threats and warnings made to any potential nominee who might accept Obama’s nomination.

March 04, 2016

The following post first appeared on The Huffington Post and has been republished here with permission from Alliance for Justice.

March 02, 2016

The following post first appeared on the American Constitution Society blog and has been republished here with permission.