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Letter: Senators barring nominee are obstructing justice

Senators barring nominee are obstructing justice

As the Supreme Court begins its second term without a ninth justice, the American Association of University Women continues to urge the U.S. Senate to rise above the partisan fray and simply do what the Constitution requires: fairly and expeditiously consider the president’s nominee.

Cases this new term focus on pivotal issues like immigration, criminal justice, civil and voting rights, just to name a few. It is not up to some obstructionist senators to decide that an eight-member court is “good enough.” We need the Senate to do better. We need nine justices and we need them now.

To do anything less could undermine the proud tradition of our constitutional government transitioning peacefully and efficiently, especially during election years.

Darren Showers

Buffalo

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