Then & Now: Obama and SCOTUS nominees

Obama loves to quote the Constitution – when it suits him.

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama was quick to point out that it is part of the process for him to appoint a successor to the bench and that it would be unconscionable for the Senate to block the nominee from a vote.

That’s interesting, considering that Obama was a member of a Senate filibuster of Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court.  It made him the first President in history to have filibustered a SCOTUS nominee.   [Read more…]