Close Vote Expected on RBG's Supreme Court Successor #infographic

 

Close Vote Expected on RBG's Supreme Court Successor #infographic

Although the U.S. still mourns the death on Friday of legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it seems that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell will not grant her dying wish-that ratification of her replacement be postponed until after the November elections.

McConnell said he will hold a vote and is trying to lock down swing votes in favor of the replacement nominee for President Donald Trump to be announced this week. With 50 votes required for confirmation, according to Politico, the Republicans are expecting 51 at the moment.

The next candidate will be Trump's third addition to the Supreme Court but his first Liberal Justice replacement. In 2009 and 2010, former U.S. President Barack Obama selected two Supreme Court justices and was planning to name a third in 2016 following the death of Justice Anthony Scalia. But the Republican-controlled Senate blocked the vote before Trump was elected for about nine months , making McConnell 's decision to hurry the vote during this time even more contentious.

The court also ruled in favor of Native American rights and the defense of Dreamers in the current term, thus striking down a Louisiana statute requiring hospital admission privileges for abortion providers. However, these verdicts came at a margin of less than 5:4, showing the possible effect of bringing another conservative Trump nominee to the bench.

Close Vote Expected on RBG's Supreme Court Successor #infographic

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