State of the Union
Knowing this, I was happy last night to hear the President use part of his address to reassert his commitment both to appointing constitutionalist judges and to his nominees who have been denied a fair up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. From the CNN transcript of the speech:
“On matters of justice, we must trust in the wisdom of our founders and empower judges who understand that the Constitution means what it says.
I've submitted judicial nominees who will rule by the letter of the law, not the whim of the gavel. Many of these nominees are being unfairly delayed. They are worthy of confirmation, and the Senate should give each of them a prompt up-or-down vote.”