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New York Times PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Mourners Gather at Vigils Across the Country in Ginsburg's Honor
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has injected new uncertainty into the presidential election and set off a torrent of political maneuvering.

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CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Senate Dems warn GOP of plans to retaliate if McConnell advances Trump court pick
Senate Democrats are indicating that they may push legislation to expand the Supreme Court by adding additional seats to retaliate against Republicans if they succeed in confirming President Donald Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat.

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'We're going to fill the seat': Supreme Court vacancy provides Trump new rallying cry (Politico)

CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Here's why a Supreme Court battle could benefit the GOP
Top Senate Republicans are privately arguing that it would boost their chances of holding the majority in November if their party makes a full-throated effort at confirming President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, according to multiple GOP sources, despite their past posture that such nominees should not be confirmed in a presidential election year.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Is it too close to the election to confirm a Supreme Court nominee?
Since 1975, it's taken about 71 days for a president's nomination to be confirmed in a vote on the Senate floor.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Graham — an institutionalist turned Trump loyalist — will play a central role in Supreme Court battle
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) will be at the center of what will likely be one of the most contentious confirmation battles in history, affording him an opportunity to demonstrate his loyalty to President Trump. But some Democrats say his position could help amplify the arguments against his reelection.

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GOP Laughs at Dems' Scorched Earth Threats as Supreme Court Battle Begins (The Daily Beast)

New York Times PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Joe Biden's Court Vacancy Plan: More Talk of Health Care and the Pandemic
Mr. Biden has spent months assailing President Trump's handling of the coronavirus. With a bitter Supreme Court confirmation battle looming, he will seek to link the vacancy to the pandemic and the future of health care.

Drudge ReportSep 19, 2020
Dying Wish: Don't Fill My Seat...




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New York Times PoliticsSep 19, 2020
This Week in the 2020 Presidential Race: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death
The news arrived late Friday night while Joe Biden and President Trump were both campaigning in Minnesota.

Drudge ReportSep 19, 2020
Liberal Powerhouse Leaves Historic Legacy...




(Top headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:
RUTH BADER GINSBURG DEAD...
Champion of women's rights...
Dying Wish: Don't Fill My Seat...
Trump wants to move 'without delay'...
Alaska Senator Murkowski [R] said Friday she would not vote for a justice ahead of election...
Lindsey Graham Vowed President in Last Year Shouldn't Fill...
'Use My Words Against Me'...


Huffington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Trump Says He'll Announce Supreme Court Nominee 'Next Week'
The president said his nominee to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat "will be a woman."

CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Package containing ricin and addressed to Trump intercepted by law enforcement
A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Trump says he will announce court pick — ‘most likely' a woman — next week
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that a nominee from President Trump would get a vote in his chamber, while leading Democrats, including the party's presidential nominee, Joe Biden, said a vote should not take place until the next president takes office.

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Trump says Supreme Court pick will ‘most likely' be a woman, announcement could come ‘next week' (Fox Politics)

Fox PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Kamala Harris pays tribute to RBG with Supreme Court pic
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris paid tribute to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Saturday, calling the liberal icon a "titan."

Huffington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Susan Collins: Supreme Court Vacancy Should Not Be Filled Until After Election
In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the Maine Republican senator said the next Supreme Court justice should be picked by the winner of November's presidential election.

New York Times PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Who is on President Trump's List of Supreme Court Nominees?
President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "without delay." Here is who might fill the seat.

Fox PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Lindsey Graham sides with Trump on filling Supreme Court vacancy: 'I fully understand'
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who once said he wouldn't confirm a President Trump Supreme Court nominee in an election year, announced Saturday that he's changed his mind on filling the high court vacancy.

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New York Times PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Polls Show Voters Prefer Biden Pick Ginsburg Replacement
In surveys before Justice Ginsburg's death, he led by a slightly wider margin on choosing the next justice than he did over all against President Trump.

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How The Ginsburg Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Trump vs Biden (New York Times Politics)

CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2020
Obama pays tribute to Ginsburg and says her seat should not be filled until after next president sworn in
Former President Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling on Senate Republicans to follow the precedent set when they refused to consider his Supreme Court nominee in 2016 and not consider a replacement for the high court until after the next president is sworn in.
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