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Obama urges GOP-led Senate to leave Supreme Court seat empty until after 2020 race following death of Justice Ginsburg

1 month ago   |   By RT

Former US president Barack Obama has called on the Republican-controlled Senate to delay its confirmation vote to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, citing the GOP's own playbook during his administration.
Celebrating Ginsburg's lengthy career on the court following her death on Friday, Obama said that even in her final days, the justice showed an “unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals.” Going forward, however, the former POTUS said Ginsburg's empty seat should not be filled until after the 2020 election, pointing to a principle invoked by the Republicans...
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Some in GOP See a Political Opening for Trump in the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Some in GOP See a Political Opening for Trump in the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1 month ago   |   By Time

President Trump has said that a major factor in the 2016 election was his promise to nominate a conservative justice to fill an open Supreme Court seat. He's named two justices so far as President, shifting the court's center of gravity to the right for a generation. Now, after the death of the powerful liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Trump faces the chance to name a third justice to the court.
And that, say some Republican supporters, may animate Trump voters at a moment when he is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls.
Having the conversation...
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Trump, Biden, Congressional leaders react to Supreme Court justice's death ahead of heated nomination battle

Trump, Biden, Congressional leaders react to Supreme Court justice's death ahead of heated nomination battle

1 month ago   |   By RT

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has triggered an outpouring of condolences from leaders across the US political spectrum, as the two parties gear up for a contentious fight over her replacement.
After a years-long battle with cancer, Ginsburg's passing on Friday prompted a flurry of statements from Democrats and Republicans alike, many paying tribute to her long career on the Supreme Court, where she championed progressive causes.
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Trump, Biden react to Justice Ginsburg's death

Trump, Biden react to Justice Ginsburg's death

1 month ago   |   By KCRA

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already taken a political turn.
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Biden demands the GOP-led Senate block any Trump Supreme Court nominee before the election

Biden demands the GOP-led Senate block any Trump Supreme Court nominee before the election

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demanded that the open seat on the Supreme Court created by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must not be filled until a new presidential term begins.
"Tonight, and in the coming days, we should focus on the loss of the justice and her enduring legacy," Biden said in remarks reacting to the feminist icon's death at age 87 due to complications with cancer on Friday evening.
"But there is no doubt, let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to...
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After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Schumer repeats McConnell's statement after Justice Scalia's death word for word

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Schumer repeats McConnell's statement after Justice Scalia's death word for word

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Senate Minority Chuck Schumer issued the same statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.
Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Supreme Court Justice battled multiple forms of cancer over the past two decades.
Following her death, Schumer said : "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should...
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Trump's Supreme Court Nominees List: Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and More

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg focuses attention to a list of potential court nominees that President Trump updated last week.
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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she wouldn't vote to confirm a Trump nominee pre-election hours before Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she wouldn't vote to confirm a Trump nominee pre-election hours before Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska confirmed on Friday hours before the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg that she is opposed to filling a Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 presidential election.
The sudden death of Ginsberg at age 87 from cancer on Friday sets up a high-stakes and likely bitter fight over her replacement in the US Senate, a fight where Murkowski could play a pivotal role.
Murkowski first said in early August that she believed that the president and the Senate attempting to replace a Supreme Court Justice in 2020 would...
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