Her nomination would effectively call the bluff of Senate Republicans who childishly have threatened not to consider any choice put forward by President Obama. Indeed, not only would Republicans have to hold a hearing for the first female Supreme Court Justice but they would be hard pressed to come up with a good reason to deny her a seat. The same would go for Democrats. When she was nominated for the court in 1981, President Reagan hailed her as “person for all seasons” — and that’s just what is needed in 2016 with a court — and a nation — so divided.
Feb. 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EST