Senator Schumer conveniently evolves on appointing Supreme Court justices

After expressing sorrow at the sudden death of conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, speculation immediately turned to his successor and whether lame duck President Obama (D), with less than a year remaining in his final term as president, has the right to appoint one.   According to Harvard Law School graduate Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the answer is yes.  Uh, no.  Well, it actually depends when you asked him.  In the summer of 2007, when President George W. Bush (R) had a year and a half remaining in his final term as president,  Schumer authoritatively stated to the liberal-leaning American Constitution Society: We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances.  They must prove (applause) by actions not words that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not. And ending with...(Read Full Post)