In an interview on the New York Times’ The Daily podcast, Sen. Susan Collins recently said, about the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, that she would prefer a nonpartisan approach to federal judicial nominations.

One way she could back up her eminently sensible perspective would be to pledge not to vote – either yea or nay – on any judicial appointments until the Senate rules revert to a 60-vote requirement. She should encourage her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same. This would be good not only for the court, but also for the Senate and the country.

William Rosenberg

Mount Vernon

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