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Chief Justice Roberts Shuts Down Bid to Force Garland Vote

Garland set to appear on Jan. 18 panel at D.C. Circuit

, The National Law Journal

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A long-shot effort to force U.S. Senate action on the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland failed Monday at the hands of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Roberts, who, without comment, denied a New Mexico lawyer's emergency application for an injunction in Michel v. McConnell.

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  • Barry Hirsh

    For the umpteen millionth, trillionth time, we are not a democracy, we are a constitutional republic.

  • Robert Riversong

    Another SCOTUS coup d‘etat in support of a right wing presidential contender.

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