This week, President Trump will exercise one of the president's most important powers: nominating someone to fill an empty seat on the Supreme Court.  Many conservatives made peace with Trump because he promised to appoint "judges very much in the mold of Justice [Antonin] Scalia." But will he have the mettle to keep his word or will he be cowed by Democratic Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer's vow to only approve a "bipartisan" or "mainstream" nominee?

Saikrishna Prakash & John Yoo, Mr. President, Use a Litmus Test to Choose Your Supreme Court Nominee, LA Times 11 (January 31, 2017).
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