BREAKING: Obama May Try To Force His Nominee To Supreme Court Using Procedural Trickery
Obama could still force Merrick Garland onto court during ‘intersession recess’. President Obama still has one last chance to try and force Merrick Garland onto the Supreme Court.
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According to a story in Washington Times:
President Obama will have one last chance to force Judge Merrick Garland onto the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday — but it’s a legal gamble and one that has so many pitfalls that even those who say he could get away with it believe it isn’t worth the fight.
Mr. Obama’s moment will come just before noon, in the five minutes that the Senate gavels the 114th Congress out of session and the time the 115th Congress begins.
In those few moments the Senate will go into what’s known as an “intersession recess,” creating one golden moment when the president could test his recess-appointment powers by sending Judge Garland to the high court.