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  • It's his job. If Ginsburg dies or quits or whatever, as long as it's during his term.
    • Linda Joy
      You don't think it'll be postponed 'till after the election? I don't know that much about it, just what I heard on the radio. Haven't had time to research it yet.
    • bostjan64
      The democrats will almost certainly try to postpone it. The law is clear, though, that the president will nominate a person to serve on the supreme court with the advice and consent of the senate. With a republican held senate, the process should be cut and dried. However, the law never matters much anymore, because politicians have to play their games. With the election this close, there is a chance the democrats will drag their heels in the senate to try to postpone the confirmation until after the election in hopes of winning a majority or whatever.
    • Linda Joy
      Well, there's also the technicality of her not actually being dead yet. haha
    • bostjan64
      Oh, did you mean what I would think if he appointed someone to a new seat on the court? I suppose that's certainly possible, but much more difficult to pull off. It's been done before, of course. I would think that he'd not likely be able to do it before the election unless he's already put a plan in place behind the scenes, or if a special need arises somehow.

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