Blog #79 – The logic of filling the Supreme Court vacancy.


 

If

The President, because his term of office runs out in January 2017, should delay executing his constitutionally mandated duties until his then newly-elected successor takes office, in the interests of full democracy

Then

The Congress, because all of its members in the House and 1/3 of its members in the Senate have their terms running out in January 2017, should delay executing its constitutionally mandated duties until its then newly elected members take office, in the interests of full democracy.

And then

The President should not nominate a candidate to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, nor undertake any other discretionary action, until January 2017, in the interests of full democracy.

And

Congress should not pass any legislation, nor undertake any other discretionary action, until January 2017, in the interests of full democracy.

And then

The President should limit himself to only administrative actions till then, in the interests of full democracy,

And

Congress should likewise limit itself to only administrative actions until then, but because it has no essential administrative duties, Congress should adjourn immediately, not to reconvene till its newly elected members take office in January, 2017, in the interests of full democracy.

 

 

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