Judge Amy Coney Barrett faces the Senate Judiciary Committee as she goes the nomination hearings to become the next Supreme Court justice after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. LPHS partner David Coale provides analysis to KLIF radio on the hearings and what the Constitution allows about this process. “It says the president may nominate; there is not an asterisk on there. It says the Senate gives advice and consent, there is not an asterisk on there. It may be better politics, may be better policy to do it at certain times of a presidential term, but that is a decision for elected representatives to make. That is why you elected them to make decisions like that, and if you don’t like it – vote them out. But the Constitution deliberately has terms without caveats like that. You get four years; you get the full four years.”
Listen to the rest of David’s interview by clicking on the KLIF link above.
David also appeared on the North Texas Commission podcast to discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the hearings.
David made additional comments on his own podcast, Coale Mind.