February 16, 2016

Leading Legal Scholars Refute Republican Claims That Supreme Court Vacancy Should Remain for Next President to Fill

Paul Guequierre, Director of Communications, pguequierre@acslaw.org or (202) 393-6187

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican Senate leaders and presidential candidates have called for delaying any confirmation proceedings until the next president takes office. On Wednesday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, two of the nation’s top legal scholars will explain why the Senate’s obstructionism of a high court nominee in presidential year is unprecedented, partisan and wrong, and why the Senate must give full and fair consideration to President Obama's nominee.

WHEN: February 17, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Featured Speakers:

·         Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the School of Law and Distinguished Professor of Law, Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law; and

·         Walter E. Dellinger III, partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and former U.S. Solicitor General.

Contact Paul Guequierre, Director of Communications, for call-in information at pguequierre@acslaw.org. 

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