Nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.
The most consequential question addressed in the 2016 session was whether to confirm Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. ACU upported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's historic efforts to allow the electorate to determine the next Supreme Court appointment via casting a vote in the presidential election. ACU gives credit to those 48 Senators who did not waiver on whether Merrick Garland should have a hearing or a vote in the 114th Congress. This matter is double-weighted due to its impact.