Prof. Rudalevige Reacts to President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige

President Barack Obama has made his choice for the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He wants Merrick Garland, chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,  to replace the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month. The Republican leadership meanwhile has consistently said they will oppose any Obama nominee, and that the choice of Scalia’s replacement should be made by the next president.

We asked Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, for his reaction to the development.


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