There’s nothing the federal government does that’s more impressive than the high-quality debates that occur daily before the court. If only the American public could hear them in real time, in their entirety.
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Constitutional Accountability Center President Doug Kendall, referencing the proposal from Senate Republicans, said in a statement, "The legislation they proposed today is just a smokescreen to justify a future blockade of any nominees -- however qualified -- to this critical court. This legislation is just a mass filibuster by another name."
Doug Kendall, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said Srinivasan had shown himself to be an impressive lawyer in his arguments before the Supreme Court. "But I don't have a sense of his personal beliefs about constitutional issues," he added.
Doug Kendall, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, calls Srinivasan "unquestionably brilliant" but acknowledges that Srinivasan's record "is not progressive forward, it is as non-ideological as you can find."
"With legislative priorities gridlocked in Congress, the president’s best hope for advancing his agenda is through executive action, and that runs through the D.C. Circuit," Doug Kendall, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, told the Washington Post Tuesday.
Predicting how they might rule is tricky. But several of the justices made statements and asked questions during the oral arguments that offered some hints. Perhaps more significantly, many of them have a record of ruling in gay rights cases that might indicate their leanings on marriage. The Washington Blade has compiled profiles of the justices to assess how they might rule in the two marriage cases before them.
President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to stop obstructing federal judicial nominees, protesting the delays in private conversations with senators and in public declarations by administration officials.
“There are few things more vital on the president’s second-term agenda,” said Constitutional Accountability Center President Doug Kendall, who co-wrote an upcoming Environmental Law Forum article on the subject with his group’s senior counsel, Simon Lazarus. “With legislative priorities gridlocked in Congress, the president’s best hope for advancing his agenda is through executive action, and that runs through the D.C. Circuit.”