Retired Justice John Paul Stevens urges Senate to consider Merrick Garland

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently spoke out on the Supreme Court vacancy, urging the Senate to move forward and give nominee Merrick Garland a fair consideration.

He said that the Senate should go ahead and hold a hearing, according to this article from The Huffington Post.┬áThe conversation occurred at the New York Historical Society, with a reporter from the National Law Journal. Stevens claimed that he isn’t aware of any confirmation that has ever been delayed to this extent, and warned that going into the next court term with only eight justices could lead to deadlock on major decisions.