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.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Blog #79 – The logic of filling the Supreme Court vacancy.

  1. and the interests of full democracy, we should hold a recall election every year for every member of Congress and every elected official, just to make sure we still support them!

  2. An interesting idea. Of course, it can technically already happen, but requires the challengers’ initiatives.

    Or maybe all elected officials could circulate a report card for their constituents to fill out each year. But I’m not sure they want to be that responsive!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s