Biden blasts Trump's push to fill Ginsburg seat before presidential election


Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, due to complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer. Now, Democrats aren't happy with a rush to fill the seat.

Biden said the Trump campaign's focus on lists is an indication that the matter is "a game for them" which they want to use to "gin up emotions and anger".

"As a scholar and law teacher, early in her career, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated the unique contributions of scholars engaged in praxis - not only teaching but leading constitutional litigation that aimed to expand our understanding of sex equality", said Kristin Johnson, the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School and associate dean for faculty research. "Having made this their standard", he said, "they can not just four years later, change course when it doesn't serve their ends". Likewise, in both 2016 and 2018, the American people have re-elected a Republican Senate majority to help President Trump fulfill that commitment.

Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have said they will oppose any effort to install a Trump nominee until they see who wins the presidential election. In contrast, when the presidency and the Senate are controlled by the same party, the precedent is for the president's nominees to get confirmed.

In the event that the vote is a tie, the United States constitution allows Vice-President Mike Pence to cast a tie-breaking vote.

Right now republicans hold both the White House and the Senate, so, the GOP says, it has the right to act quickly.

"She's an extraordinary person", Trump has said.

Mourners gathered at the Supreme Court in Washington all through the weekend to pay solemn tribute.

But he said his first choice for the supreme court "will make history as the first African American woman on the court".

Murtaugh said Ginsburg's successor was Trump's prerogative, regardless of the timing.

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"Ruth, I didn't know you, but you affected my life in many ways", says one letter placed at the foot of the court building, among flowers and rainbow flags.

The Supreme Court has had nine justices for over 150 years.

Barrett joined three conservative judges in asking for the ruling to be tossed and for the full court to rehear the case.

When Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly in 2016, almost nine months before that election, Kentucky Republican McConnell blocked then-President Barack Obama's nomination of a justice, citing the fact that an election was imminent.

We call on you and other principled senators to denounce Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's hypocrisy.

Trump on Saturday said he will make his nomination this week and named Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit as possible candidates to fill the vacancy created by Friday's death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Any of the three would likely draw vocal opposition from Democrats, even though Lagoa won appellate court confirmation on a bipartisan 80-15 vote.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice With Bader Ginsburg after he arrives at at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Sept. 18, 2020, as he returns from Duluth, Minn. Over the ensuing months, the majority leader successfully blocked a confirmation vote for Judge Merrick Garland on grounds that the nominee shouldn't be confirmed in an election year under the political alignments at the time.

If Republicans get their nominee through, it's another large increase in power with Justice Ginsburg gone.

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