Tell the Senate: #WeNeedNine
- Since 1875, every Supreme Court nominee has received a Senate hearing or a vote.
- The President's Supreme Court Nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland has more federal experience than any Supreme Court nominee in history.
- Since 1900, six justices have been confirmed in a presidential election year, including President Reagan's appointee Justice Kennedy, who was confirmed with a Democratic-controlled Senate.
- Since 1975, the average time from nomination to confirmation is 67 days.
- It would be harmful and and dangerous if Congress fails to act on the President's nominee.
- The Court's 4-4 decisions have no value in establishing precedent on which future decisions can rely, and would prevent uniform nationwide rules.
- An empty bench will result in an unsustainable uncertainty - for the law, for individual liberties, and for our economy.
source: The White House