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Sunday, October 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Thursday that the Senate’s refusal to begin the confirmation process for his Supreme Court nominee is more than a run-of-the-mill fight with lawmakers: It’s a political event that threatens the American judiciary. In a meeting with University of Chicago law students, Obama argued that Republicans’ refusal hold hearings for Judge…

 

Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, at the White House in Washington March 1, 2016. From L-R: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). REUTERS/Yuri Gripas