CNN commentators offer their take on President Barack Obama’s selection of Merrick Garland as his nominee to the Supreme Court. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are those of the authors.
Paul Callan: The best Republican option?
The U.S. Constitution provides in Article 2, Section 2 that the President shall appoint justices of the Supreme Court with the “advice and consent of the Senate.” It doesn’t say when. The timing of the appointment and confirmation process is a strictly political decision left to the executive