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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Please drop your partisan obstructionism work with President Obama to confirm a highly qualified nominee for the Supreme Court.

Americans deserve for the highest court in the land to be functional and fully-staffed -- not long-term vacancies borne of political gridlock. When President Obama picks his nominee for the Supreme Court, they should get a fair hearing and vote on the Senate floor.

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Common Cause

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Hours after Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, a few senators immediately started playing politics, pledging to keep his seat on the Supreme Court empty for a whole year.

They want to leave a...

Hours after Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, a few senators immediately started playing politics, pledging to keep his seat on the Supreme Court empty for a whole year.

They want to leave a critical vacancy at the highest court in the land empty -- until they can run out the clock on the Obama presidency. 

But whether they like it or not, Barack Obama is still the president of the United States. These senators' promise to deny the President's nominee a fair hearing and a timely up-or-down vote -- regardless of his or her qualifications -- puts political opportunism before the Senate's constitutional obligations.

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