Educate yourself or others:
View a short film from the White House and read FAQ about how the process should work.
Some thoughts from the overtly Left-leaning New Republic on why Obama will not use his office to override the Senate.
And of course, the very important question, what does the Constitution say about Supreme Court appointments?
Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2:
- He (the President) shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.”
What about the so-called “Biden Rule” that started the delay of Obama’s Supreme Court in the first place?
Who reviews Supreme Court Nominees?
Now, with all of that information, if you have an opinion on whether or not Supreme Court nominees should approved, you can head over to this page in the Get Involved section for instructions on how to contact the Senators that would actually be able to make that appointment!