- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has joined 20 colleagues from around the country in urging the U.S. Senate not to delay acting on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.

Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that he and other state attorneys general are writing to the Senate to urge them to consider a nominee from President Barack Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Republicans have vowed to block any nomination until Obama’s term ends.

The letter says that failure to consider a nominee would be unprecedented and would undermine the rule of law and the functioning of the court system.

The letter’s signees include attorneys general of 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are Democrats.



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