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We the People: The Senate's Check on Judicial Nominations

The U.S. Senate’s constitutional role in the appointment process for federal judges empowers it to thwart presidential nominations to the bench, including those nominated to the Supreme Court. More than one president in our history has felt the stinging rejection of a prospective member of the High Court.

Article II, section of the Constitution provides that the president “shall nominate, and by a...