Courts & the Law, News

More than 300 editorial boards across the nation have called for hearings on Obama’s Supreme Court nomination

There have been 638 editorials written by more than 300 editorial boards in every U.S. state urging the Senate to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland.

Veteran D.C. court watcher and environmental policy advocate Glenn Sugameli released a state-by-state compilation of excerpts and links to the editorials. Of the editorial boards included in calls for the Senate to act, 60 endorsed a Republican for President in 2008, 2012 or both.

Obama nominated Garland on March 16 to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Republican Senate’s refusal to confirm Garland has left the high court short-handed and split ideologically down the middle.

Twenty-one of the editorials Sugameli provides links to are from North Carolina. The two most recent are:

Greensboro News and RecordOur Opinion: A do-later Congress, Oct. 3:

“There’s still that Supreme Court vacancy. Republican senators are responsible for that. More than six months after President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the Senate has still refused to consider him. No one in modern history has waited longer for a hearing.”

Daily ReflectorEDITORIAL: State Republicans cast lot with pride and prejudice, July 6:

“If Donald Trump does not win in November, Republicans might regret the decision of their leadership to withhold consideration of President Obama’s temperately conservative Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, should this case travel that far.”

One Comment


  1. Osibogun and Partners - Law Firm

    October 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    […] The Progressive Pulse, Melissa Boughton reports that “there have been 638 editorials written by more than 300 editorial […]

Check Also

Lawmakers to take vote Tuesday to override veto of bill eliminating judicial primaries

Lawmakers will officially return Tuesday to take a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Two groups seeking state contracts to run struggling North Carolina schools have professional ties t [...]

North Carolinians will lose their “precious right to vote,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader [...]

Saturday nights at the 311 Motor Speedway in rural Pine Hall smell of fast food and fuel. Wooden ble [...]

Cornelius Redfearn, principal at Durham’s Glenn Elementary, said Tuesday night that the looming unce [...]

Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was las [...]

UNC center’s latest report on poverty provides powerful reminder of the communities and individuals [...]

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), a nonpartisan organization that provides independent d [...]

The post Senator silencers appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more