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What They're Saying in South Dakota about the Supreme Court Nomination

Leaders in South Dakota are speaking out and telling Senate Republicans to do their job.

Across the state, South Dakotans continue to speak out against Senate Republicans’ refusal to do their job and give Judge Garland a hearing and a vote. Voices in South Dakota have sounded a disappointed tone in Senators Thune and Rounds’ decision to inject partisanship into the Supreme Court and in their refusal to carry out certain parts of their jobs for partisan gain.

Aberdeen News: Thune, Rounds wrong on Obama SCOTUS nomination (Editorial). “South Dakota’s two U.S. senators last week announced they were taking a break from their jobs. Sen. John Thune and Sen. Mike Rounds said they will be among Senate Republicans who will not give a hearing to President Barack Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.”

Native Sun News: Scales of Justice often lean wrong way for Indians (Editorial). “With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia the Republican controlled House and Senate has decided to deny President Obama his Constitutional responsibility for appointing a replacement for the conservative judge. It is a shame that laws and justice are too often determined on a partisan political basis rather than the scales of impartial justice.”