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In Supreme Court battle, does 'advise and consent' still work?


By David G. Savage and Michael A. MemoliContact Reporters

February 27, 2016 11:35AM


The last great clash between the president and the Senate over a vacant Supreme Court seat ended with a private meeting at the White House between Ronald Reagan and Sen. Joe Biden, then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Earlier that year, 1987, the Senate had voted down Judge Robert Bork, Reagan's first choice to fill the seat of Justice Lewis Powell, the court's swing vote in the 1980s. A second nominee, Judge Douglas Ginsburg, had withdrawn amid controversy about his smoking marijuana while a young faculty member at Harvard. Scissors-32x32.png

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