Even an Unelected President Appointed a Supreme Court Justice

Advice & Consent’s very own Adam Shah shared his thoughts on President Ford’s nomination of Justice John Paul Stevens to the Court despite never having been elected by the American people, and how that’s relevant to the current nomination fight:

Should Republican senators give a vote and a hearing to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in an election year? Rather than argue over the Biden Rule or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s earlier statements, we should look at the most relevant precedent: unelected President Gerald Ford’s nomination of John Paul Stevens late in Ford’s term in office.

Read more: Even an Unelected President Appointed a Supreme Court Justice (ACS blog)

 

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