Letters to the Editor

Lane Tracy: Senate has obligation to consider nominee

Regarding the March 17 news article “Bombing shaped nominee’s career”: President Obama has done his constitutional duty in nominating a person to fill the current vacancy in the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate has a clear constitutional obligation to complete the process with hearings and a yes or no vote.

The only way the Senate can legally duck this duty is to close this session of the Senate and go home. Let us see if the senators understand their constitutional duties.

If the Senate fails to conduct hearings on the nomination but does not go home, then the Supreme Court may have to add another case to its docket.

Lane Tracy