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LETTER: The Ginsburg vacancy and the Supreme Court

Updated September 30, 2020 - 9:18 pm

Let’s get some facts straight about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Seventeen justices have been nominated and placed on the court during a presidential election year.

Joe Biden, when he was a senator, made up the rule that the Senate should not approve a justice nomination in a president’s last year in office (his lame duck year).

The Constitution does not have a “dying wish” clause. nThe only restrictions are in the Constitution itself.

Want a new rule? Add it in the form of an amendment, like you are supposed to.

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