Mitch McConnell

Politics have already damaged judiciary

Politics have already damaged judiciary

This letter is in response to “Politics have no place in the judiciary” (Aug. 8). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did more than just create procedural gyrations with his refusal to act on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, he opened the door to destabilizing the judicial branch.

Article III of the United States Constitution establishes the Supreme Court but left it to Congress to decide the number of justices. In the past, Congress has shown a willingness to play politics and fluctuate the number...

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