Turns out “professional political activists” and their well-printed signs are all the confirmation Hatch needed to go forth in good faith obstructing Garland’s nomination to the highest court in the land.
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Martin, who has been adamant about President Obama nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court, asked Jarrett why a Black woman was not nominated and reminded Jarrett of the support Mr. Obama has received from African-American women over the course of his tenure as president.
Arguing that Barack Obama should have selected a person of color to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, NewsOne legal analyst Damario Solomon-Simmons expressed disappointment with the president’s Supreme Court pick.
“I’ve made my decision: Today, I will announce the person I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court,” Obama wrote.
Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford — who, if confirmed, would be the nation’s third Black justice after Clarence Thomas and Thurgood Marshall — were named by the source as the potential nominees, confirming the nation could know as early as Monday who the president chooses.
During an address at the White House, President Barack Obama vowed to nominate a candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, despite Republicans’ promise not to meet with anyone nominated to the High Court.
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell says that the people should have a voice in who selects the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but when he encourages the Senate Judiciary Committee to refuse to hold hearings on any nominee put forth by Barack Obama, he ignores the will of the people who twice elected him president of the United States.
The Supreme Court blocked a law on Friday that would have left the state of Louisiana with only one abortion clinic. Abortion rights groups saw the decision as a sign of hope for what’s in store for the future of women’s rights.
President Obama will speak with Evan Smith, CEO & Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, to discuss the state of civic engagement in this day and age. They will focus on how technology can help overcome global issues. At a separate SXSW event, FLOTUS will talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative.