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Obama: Tell your senators Judge Garland deserves a vote

Obama: Tell your senators Judge Garland deserves a vote

Nominating a Supreme Court Justice is one of the most consequential roles our Constitution entrusts to any president. It's a moment that demands us to rise above short-term politics in order to maintain the integrity of our democratic institutions. Our Supreme Court justices are the final arbiters of American law. They safeguard our rights and freedoms, ensuring that our system is one of laws, not of men, and that we continue to be governed by our Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.

This is a duty I take very seriously. That's why, last week, I nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the court. Judge Garland is not simply one of our most brilliant legal minds but a man...

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