Judge Merrick B. Garland's stalled Supreme Court nomination wasn't mentioned by top party leaders during the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Nelson Rivera, (top center) husband of victim Lori Lewis-Rivera, doesn't support Lee Boyd Malvo's argument of cruel and unusual punishment in the Supreme Court case. But, others have asked the court to show mercy. (Associated Press photographs)
Packing the Supreme Court Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pauses while speaking about his time as a student at College of the Holy Cross after receiving an honorary degree from the college, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The Supreme Court building is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The Supreme Court is returning to arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overly partisan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Illustration on packing the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must be dismissed because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
People participate in the March for Life near the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The march -- which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting protesters of many persuasions -- falls each year around the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a legal right to abortion and intends to pressure Congress and the White House to limit legal access to the procedure. The Supreme Court is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A woman protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is removed from the hallway.
"[Supreme Court] nominees have to be able to answer questions with sufficient substance," said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.
Supreme Court Struggle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
Illustration on politics and the current Supreme Court situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Illustration on the Supreme Court restoring balance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
Pro-life and anti-abortion advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court early Monday, June 25, 2018. The justices are expected to hand down decisions today as the court's term comes to a close. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**
Illustration on the balance of the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., speaks outside the Supreme Court after the court heard oral arguments on a case involving a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases on state's sales tax collection, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota v. Wayfair is a case arguing about whether a rule the Supreme Court announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Illustration on balance in the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
Pro-life activists converge in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**
People stand in line to go into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, for the first day of the new term. The Supreme Court term that, by law, begins on the first Monday in October includes several high-profile cases dealing with controversial social issues or with the potential to affect millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Associated Press)