Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our 'Say' Via Obama

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our 'Say' Via Obama

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I recently wrote to Sen. Pat Toomey and asked him to follow the Constitution and "advise and consent" in filling the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The senator responded:

"... it makes sense to give the American people a more direct say in this critical decision. I believe that the next court appointment should be made after the upcoming elections by the next president."

Here's my response:

"Senator: The people do not vote for Supreme Court justices and you know that. You want 'the people' to have a more direct say by casting their vote for president. They already did so twice, for President Barack Obama, and he still has 10 months of his term remaining. The Constitution says he shall make nominations to fill such vacancies. …

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