Constitutional Amendment to require a two-thirds vote to confirm Supreme Court nominees.

Constitutional Amendment to require a two-thirds vote to confirm Supreme Court nominees.

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Alex Corbin started this petition to Senator Debbie Stabenow

Until 2017 all Supreme Court nominees required a 60 vote cloture vote in the Senate, forcing bipartisan cooperation; this was eliminated by the Senate Majority Leader in early 2017. Prior to 2017, the previous 12 Justices were confirmed with an average of 79 votes to confirm, with nearly half garnering 90+ votes.

Furthermore, in 2016 when a vacancy on the court opened in February, our elected Senators were barred from advising and consenting on a nominee for over 10 months by the majority leadership, until that nomination became invalid with the start of a new Senate term in 2017. This resulted in the vacancy being deliberately left unfilled for over a year. 

Please support me in calling for a Constitutional Amendment that would set a two-thirds vote requirement to confirm a nominee to the Supreme Court, and set limits on how long the Senate has to act on a nominee.

We need to regain the bipartisanship we once had on the Supreme Court so it can not be manipulated by EITHER political party. The Supreme Court must remain free from political manipulation and this action would be a major step to achieving that. 

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