Politicization of the Supreme Court may be reaching a new high water mark.

Never before have we seen the Senate’s majority, speaking through its leadership, challenge the president’s Constitutional responsibility to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. It hardly seems to fall within the Senate’s role of advice and consent to prejudge and oppose a still unnamed nomi...

Article II of the Constitution dictates few specific responsibilities to the president. Among them is the requirement to deliver the State of the Union to Congress. Thomas Jefferson disliked it because it reminded him of the British monarch’s annual State Opening of Parliament. He reduced it to a written report, which it remained until 1913. Although Woodrow Wilso...

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Richard A. Arenberg

Brown University