Obama has announced his SCOTUS nominee: Merrick Garland.
I think the GOP would be wise to consider the nomination. They don’t have to accept it. They are well within their prerogative to reject it. But I think it should be considered.
For me, I would not support Merrick. He’s yet another product of the Harvard-Yale axis. Yet another nominee who has no experience in criminal defense (he’s been a career prosecutor). He’s yet another nominee who defers to the government and to law enforcement rather than defend our civil liberties. He also opposed Heller.
I won’t form a final opinion just yet. But my initial response is negative. I expect the GOP will like the things I dislike about him.