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History supports court nominations

Ron Carlson, Bismarck

About the Merritt Garland non appointment to the Supreme Court -history tells me it has happened 19 times since 1881(?) The President, in his final year, made a nomination to the supreme court while the Senate was controlled by the opposition party. 19 times this happened and 18 of those times the Senate did not vote to confirm the appointment. THAT is not packing the court, it is the power given to those we vote for. The Republicans controlled the Senate and as in 18 times in history used their vote. Elections have consequences. Political power is given to the majority party by we the voters – simple.

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