Monday, September 21, 2020

Here's What RBG Said About Filling a SCOTUS Vacancy in an Election Year; 3 SCOTUS Justices Were Confirmed In Less Than 45 Days, Including Ginsburg, and other related stories

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Here's What RBG Said About Filling a SCOTUS Vacancy in an Election Year:
As the debate over what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court is only getting started, perhaps we should heed the advice of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself as to what to do.
When a similar scenario occurred four years ago, following the death of Antonin Scalia, the Republican-controlled Senate blocked Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. It was a controversial move, and Ginsburg had something to say about it: Ginsburg publicly called on the Senate to go through with the nomination.
“That’s their job,” she said in July 2016. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the President stops being President in his last year.”
“Eight is not a good number for a collegial body that sometimes disagrees,” Ginsburg said on the issue a few months later during an event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was with her, agreed. “I think we hope there will be nine as quickly as possible.” --->READ MORE HERE
Three Supreme Court Justices Were Confirmed In Less Than 45 Days, Including Ginsburg:
Three Supreme Court Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, were confirmed by the Senate within 45 days of their formal nomination date.
According to Senate records, Justices Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, and Sandra Day O’Connor were all confirmed in a short period of time. Stevens’s confirmation in 1975 took 19 days, O’Connor’s confirmation in 1981 took 33 days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation in 1993 took 42 days.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s formal Supreme Court nomination was sent to the Senate on June 22, 1993. Her confirmation hearing began on July 20, and the Senate voted to confirm her on August 3. The entire process took 42 days.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 19, 2020
While many have speculated who President Donald Trump will nominate to replace her spot on the Court and questioned whether there is enough time before the election for a nominee to be confirmed, many are confident that the Senate will be able to confirm someone in less than the 46 days until the election. --->READ MORE HERE 
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Biden: ‘Voters Should Pick the President and the President Should Pick the Justice’

Hillary Clinton: Dems Must Employ Every Possible ‘Obstacle’ to Stop McConnell from Replacing Ginsburg

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