by Jim Thompson
At a news conference Sunday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), joined by B. Jessie Hill, faculty advisor to the Case Western Law student chapter, called on his Senate colleagues to do their jobs and give Merrick Garland fair consideration, reports the Morrow County Sentinel.
In the Boston Globe, Martha Minow and Deanell Tacha, both of whom have spoken at ACS events, warned that the Senate’s “refusal to proceed severely injects politics into the selection process and jeopardizes the effective operation of our nation’s highest court.”
Republican obstructionism is rooted in conservative lawmakers’ efforts to “use the high court in an aggressive and political way to reverse decades of progressive legislation,” writes E.J. Dionne, Jr. in The Washington Post.
Ahead of Wednesday’s oral arguments, Leslie Griffin previews Zubik v. Burwell at Hamilton-Griffin on Rights, stating, “Zubik will test the scope of religious exemptions and accommodations to the contraceptive mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”