President Trump said Saturday that he expects to announce his nomination for the Supreme Court next week and that he will pick a woman.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday has set off an intense political battle ahead of the election, as leading Republicans seek to vote quickly on a successor and cement a conservative majority on the court. Democrats have called for the Senate to wait until the next president takes office.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and succession
The justice’s passing opens up a battle for her replacement
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