Friday, September 23, 2005

Last word (from me) on this.

Last word on this: Fed. 76 does not prevent the Senate from blocking nominees they find politically unsavory, and there is historical precedent for it. "...or from a view to popularity." Not exactly a technical bar. Again, regardless of how Hamilton, et al. thought the Senate would behave as a result, they advocated the words "advice and consent" and gave the Senate broad power, which they have, from time to time, seen fit to use to deny Supreme Court nominees.