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Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Ginsburg's death jolts chaotic presidential race as both sides prepare for Supreme Court battle
Top Republicans signal push to vote on new justice nominated by Trump, while Biden and other Democrats say the decision should be delayed until after Inauguration Day.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Where polling stands as the Supreme Court vaults into the top tier of campaign issues
Recent polling shows Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say that the Supreme Court was an important factor in their 2020 vote.

PoliticoSep 18, 2020
Waiting to Fill Ginsburg's Seat Could Be Trump's Key to Victory
Keeping Republicans hungry for a more conservative court is the only guarantee of earning their support.

The Daily BeastSep 18, 2020
Mitch Ready to Steamroll Dems on Ginsburg Replacement
Drew AngererOn Feb. 13, 2016, then-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in a ranch bedroom in Texas. It was 268 days before the November election and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was quick to quip that there would not be a replacement until the next president was chosen. 

On Friday evening, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from cancer 46 days before the presidential election. But McConnell has already made it clear that he sees no reason to wait for voters to weigh in on who should pick her replacement. The Kentucky Republican declared just hours after the death was announced: "President Donald Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

McConnell's monomaniacal focus on filling the courts with young conservatives will be tested in the next few months by a variety of factors. But the main one will be whether four Senate Republicans will prove unwilling to go along with confirming a replacement for Ginsburg after their party spent 237 days denying Judge Merrick Garland—President Barack Obama's nominee for the Scalia seat—a hearing, let alone a vote. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Yahoo PoliticsSep 18, 2020
Who will Trump nominate to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Some possible contenders.
Hours after the announcement that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died Friday evening, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that if President Trump made a nomination, as he is expected to, McConnell would bring it up in the Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority.

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