David Williams: Alexander Hamilton and the Supreme Court

David Williams published this piece about Alexander Hamilton and Supreme Court Nominations or the Monkey Cage blog.

Williams writes, “Surely, as many have already commented, the Senate is within its technical constitutional rights to withhold its vote on Garland. Yet insofar as this is motivated by political considerations, senators are in violation of the spirit of Hamilton, who argued that the entire point of the appointment process was to remove these considerations.”