Obama can appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate does nothing – The Washington Post

This from the New York times. If the President did bypass the Senate and appoint Garland, the Right would almost certainly sue. So, the question would end up being the Supreme Court charged with deciding whether the President could appoint a justice to that same court if the Senate refused to participate.

Through inaction, the Senate is waiving its constitutional duty to act on nominations.

Source: Obama can appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate does nothing – The Washington Post