DEMAND January 3rd Vote On Judge Merrick Garland's Nomination!

There’s an interesting opportunity available, absolutely legal and constitutional, with precedent, for the Democrats to vote and approve Merrick Garland (an across the respected judge) to the Supreme Court before Trump and his Oligarch get to start packing the court with reactionary judges dedicated to furthering right-wing extremism.
But, will citizens demand it of their Democratic Senators? Only if they receive thousands of demands is there any chance of them growing enough backbone to finally make a stand against the Alt-Right bullies.
http://citizenschallenge.blogspot.com/2016/12/demand-jan3-vote-merrick-garland.html

Sign the petition to Joe Biden and Senate Democrats: Confirm Merrick Garland to Supreme Court on January 3 https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-joe-biden-and-senate-democrats-confirm-merrick-garland-to-supreme-court-on-january-3rd?source=20161207sp3 Senate Republicans refused to give President Obama’s pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia even the courtesy of a hearing. It was disrespectful, and historically unprecedented. But there is still something we can do to get Merrick Garland confirmed before Obama leaves office. At 12:00 noon on January 3, 2017 (according to the Constitution), the terms of 34 U.S. Senators will expire. At that point, the Senate will briefly consist of 66 sitting senators—until Vice President Joe Biden, in his capacity as Senate president, begins swearing in the senators-elect. Before Biden begins the proceedings, he has a chance to preside over a Senate that consists of 34 Democrats, 2 independents who caucus with Democrats and 30 Republicans—as the remaining Senators are in limbo of being newly sworn in. At this point, Democrats could ask to finish Senate business as it pertains to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. For the past year, Republicans have claimed that the "American people" should decide the fate of that Supreme Court seat. Hillary Clinton got 2.7 million more votes than Donald Trump, and more Americans voted Democratic in the U.S. Senate races. Democrats are entirely justified to make this move, and it's the only way to guarantee that Garland will be confirmed. Senate Democrats pulling off this move must be willing to proceed over the very loud, but still out-of-order objections from Republicans. That’s to say nothing of the Republican sore feelings that would come from Democrats winning the right to fill the SCOTUS seat the entire nation knew belonged to President Obama. But it's the right thing to do. Now is the time. Sign the petition to Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats: confirm Judge Merrick Garland on January 3rd. PETITIONING Vice President Biden and Senate Democrats SPONSORED BY Daily Kos Our Message to Vice President Biden and Senate Democrats : Senate Republicans pulled a historically unprecedented stunt to simply deny Merrick Garland a hearing for the past year. On January 3rd, while the Senate is temporarily in Democratic hands, please vote to confirm Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.
First the petition, then other correspondences. http://citizenschallenge.blogspot.com/2016/11/your-us-representatives-contact-info.html

Further details can be gathered from various interesting articles:

Obama Can and Should Put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court By David Dayen | November 16, 2016 | NewRepublic.com Can Merrick Garland Still Become Supreme Court Justice? Democrats Have A Few Loopholes At Their Disposal By Maya Parthasarathy | December 7, 2016 | Bustle.com As Donald Trump Falters, Democrats Plan to Press Fight for Supreme Court By Alan Rapport | AUG. 19, 2016 | Washington DC | NewYorkTimes.com Why the Senate Should Vote on Merrick Garland’s Nomination Now Commentary by Mark Kende | June 21, 2016 | Fortune.com Democrats Keep Pressure on Garland Supreme Court Nomination Michael Bowman | March 30, 2016 | VOA News.com
FYI - This is for keeps - America, it's your move. Democracy Use It Or Lose It ! Trump's 21 potential court nominees are overwhelmingly white, male and from red states Richard Wolf | USA TODAY | December 2, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump's 21 potential nominees to the Supreme Court -- the people he has said he will choose from, not just to replace Justice Antonin Scalia but for any other seats that fall vacant -- are straight out of conservative central casting. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/12/01/donald-trump-supreme-court-21-nominees-list-nomination/93964888/

Won’t happen. Biden’s just as spineless as the rest of the Dems (mostly) and just as spineless as Obama was in letting BushCheney off the hook.

Won't happen. Biden's just as spineless as the rest of the Dems (mostly) and just as spineless as Obama was in letting BushCheney off the hook.
Yup, that's why it would require hundreds of thousands of pissed off Americans demanding it. Perhaps now that we know that Russian rigged out USA election there might be a chance for some momentum. Democracy, use it or lose it!

Oh yeah, things may get interesting.
WAKE UP AMERICA
or should we start writing Amerika? >:-(
USA’s new Russian Obligate President.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/obama-russia-election-hack.html?_r=01448 Photo President Obama giving a speech in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday. He has ordered a comprehensive report on the Russian efforts. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence" that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks. In the months before the election, it was largely documents from Democratic Party systems that were leaked to the public. Intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russians gave the Democrats’ documents to WikiLeaks. Republicans have a different explanation for why no documents from their networks were ever released. ...