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The Supreme Court as Partisan Tool

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'What matters is that Americans believe they are governed by law, not by whatever political party manages to stack the Supreme Court. That is what Mitch McConnell has driven the Senate to put at risk, and it may fall to the court itself to find a way to rise above the steadily encroaching tide of factionalism. In blocking even a hearing for Judge Garland, for eight months, as well as dozens of Obama nominees for other positions, he deeply degraded the nominating process. McConnell and the Republicans stole the seat after Justice Scalia died. What matters is that Americans believe they are governed by law, not by whatever political party manages to stack the Supreme Court. That is what Mitch McConnell has driven the Senate to put at risk, a very great risk indeed, and it may, in the end, fall to the court itself to find a way to rise above the steadily encroaching tide of factionalism.'

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