lokisnow Posted October 27, 2016 Share Posted October 27, 2016 The eternal thread continues. 9,444 days elapsed between democrat appointments to the Supreme Court (Fortas and Ginsberg), and democrats did not throw the hissy fit that republicans like Cruz and McCain currently are. In that 25 year period every nominee got a vote in the senate, some did not make it to the court despite being well qualified and some made it to the court despite weak qualifications. Ultimately, republican presidents appointed 10 consecutive SC justices. in total, in the 48 years since the major realignment in the 1968 elections, republican presidents have appointed 12 SC justices and democrats have appointed 4. Now republicans are proposing to gradually shrink the size of the court rather than allow the court and congress to continue with the historic norms of functioning. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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