Our next Supreme Court Justice
A functional Supreme Court is crucial to a working government. We can't let obstructionist lawmakers stand in the way.
The Supreme Court is about to consider some of the most important issues facing our country—from climate change and immigration reform, to women's and workers' rights. But with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, only eight members remain on the court.
Let's be clear about what the Constitution says: When there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President is required to nominate someone to fill it, and the Senate must give that nominee fair consideration. But there are those in the Senate who are pledging to block the Senate's constitutional duty, and block President Obama from filling the vacancy.