An open letter to the U.S. Senate

Defer Supreme Court Succession

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There are many reasons to postpone the appointment of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The senate members should not be asked to devote time and energy into this task during the current national health emergency. It is an election year. Members should not undertake such an important decision while the natural distractions of campaigning can be so present in their minds. Many will be mourning the loss of this justice and will not be in the proper frame of mind to even consider a replacement. The senate will be in recess for large portions of the remaining calendar year. These time constraints are not conducive to accomplishing this momentous task. I find these reasons more than sufficient to warrant a hold on a new appointment. Those who disagree, should consider the words of Mitch McConnel. “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” — Mitch McConnell, March 2016. I strongly urge your advocacy for a deferral of filling the Supreme Court position left vacant by the tragically untimely death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

First sent on September 19, 2020 by Brian Love

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