In The Washington Post, Amber Phillips reports on a new poll indicating that “a sizable majority of Americans — including a strong contingent of independents — think the Senate should at least hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court.”  Julian Fabian of The Hill reports that “Obama is expected to put forward a nominee any day.”  In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Judge Richard Posner contends that “the significance of the Senate’s action” in declining to consider a nominees “lies in reminding us that the Supreme Court is not an ordinary court but a political court, or more precisely a politicized court.”  The editorial boards of The New York Times and The Anniston Star also weigh in, while at E&E Publishing, Robin Bravender looks back at failed judicial nominees.


  • In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “two House members met in private with Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer at the court on Feb. 23 to review” the Court’s proposed budget “informally.”

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