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Daily Beast: Merrick Garland’s Lonely Road to Purgatory

“Our position shouldn’t be that the next president ought to decide. Nobody really believes that, because if this were the last year of a Republican presidency nobody would say that,” [GOP Senator Jeff] Flake said with a chuckle. “Our position ought to be to confirm the most conservative justice to replace Scalia—to maintain the balance on the Court. That ought to be the principle, and that would allow for us to go with Garland if the alternative is somebody more liberal.”

From Daily Beast: Merrick Garland’s Lonely Road to Purgatory

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