Battle brews in nation's capital over replacing late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

As the country continues to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a battle is brewing among Democrats and Republicans surrounding her replacement.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2020, 3:10 AM

Updated 1,365 days ago

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As the country continues to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a battle is brewing among Democrats and Republicans surrounding her replacement.
Ginsburg was a law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark for almost a decade in the 1960s. So many in that community and communities all over the country are watching to see how the next few weeks will unfold in Washington D.C.
A second U.S. senator has now come out and said she does not believe in filling Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election.
Four senators are needed to push off the vote.
President Donald Trump has said he will be announcing his pick for Ginsburg's replacement in the near future, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will bring a vote to the floor.
In the meantime, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democratic-led House has "options" for stalling or preventing President Trump from quickly installing a successor.
"This is one of those moments with so much at stake from civil rights, to voting rights, to health care in and of itself. These decisions that the Supreme Court makes, it's important that they not only have the force of law, but the force of the legitimacy of everyone," said Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
"We will move forward without delay in deliberate fashion. We will process the president's nominee and I believe it will confirm that nominee as well," said Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.
Now the question is with about 45 days until Election Day, do the Republicans have enough time to confirm a nominee? They say yes. In fact, Justice Ginsburg was confirmed in 43 days.


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