DEBUNKING SUPREME COURT MYTHS

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May 11, 2016 Comments Off on DEBUNKING SUPREME COURT MYTHS admin

As the White House and its paid political activists gear up their latest propaganda campaign, it’s important to separate fact from fiction regarding the Supreme Court vacancy. Below are some of the most pervasive myths and the truth about the Senate’s role and constitutional responsibilities.

MYTH: “As the duly elected President of the United States, President Obama has the constitutional right to appoint judges.

TRUTH: There are three steps for a new Supreme Court justice to be seated:

1. “[The president] shall nominate [a prospective justice]…”

2. “…by and with the advice and consent of the Senate…”

3. “…[The president] shall appoint…Judges of the supreme Court…”

A majority of United States Senators do not support moving forward with the confirmation process. The president does not have a right to appoint justices, merely to nominate them, just as he has done. The ability to appoint can only follow the advice and consent of the Senate, which has not been provided. As scholars have roundly pointed out, the Senate decides how it consents or withholds its consent.

To see all the myths debunked, please go HERE