Mourners gather during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a major cultural moment and has potential implications for the next generation of American society.
Just look at the images of people who crowded the Supreme Court’s steps Friday night after news of her death broke.
The Supreme Court hasn’t been this conservative in three-quarters of a century, and if President Trump nominates a replacement for her seat, and he or she is confirmed, it would move the court even further to the right and be difficult for liberals to take control of for a very long time.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote — despite his denial of even a hearing for then-President Barack Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court nominee , with far more time to go until the election. People lit candles and left flowers and notes on the steps of the court. It’s unclear when that vote would take place — either before the election or during a lame-duck session. And it’s not clear if Republicans would have […]
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