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Why blocking Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination may be damaging for Democrats in the long term.

Bell, Lauren C. (2017) Why blocking Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination may be damaging for Democrats in the long term. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This week President Trump announced the nomination of Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat – a seat which has been vacant for nearly a year due to Senate Republicans’ refusal to approve President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. Lauren C. Bell writes that while the Democrats’ voter base may be calling for their party to do all that they can to block Gorsuch, this may push Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell to “take the nuclear option” and remove the remaining filibuster for Supreme Court nominations. That move, she argues, could mean the Democrats face an even more conservative Supreme Court in the years to come.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:50
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 14:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69741

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