NYTimes: The Stolen Supreme Court Seat: Senate Republicans’ nine-month blockade of President Obama’s nominee was an outrageous, infuriating stunt. And then it worked.
Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. There will be public debates about the nominee’s credentials, past record, judicial philosophy and temperament. There will be Senate hearings and a vote.