Lincoln and that Supreme Court Vacancy: A Deference to Democracy

Lincoln was in a position similar to today’s Republicans. While they rush to cram the Supreme Court with another right-wing justice, Abraham Lincoln set an example (and precedent):

the evidence abounds that Lincoln deferred his choice primarily because he understood how improper—even defiant—it would be to choose Taney’s [deceased SC Justice] successor with only a few weeks left before voters chose the next president.

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