In Judge Jackson’s confirmation, North Dakota’s senators ought to vote like elections have consequences


MINOT, N.D. — President Joe Biden’s first nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court is before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week for the requisite hearings.

And the requisite mudslinging which has become de rigueur for such proceedings in America. Wide and bipartisan Senate confirmation for even some very ideological nominees, like former Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, were common once upon a time, as this table from shows :

Continue reading…