RIP RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

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Her death immediately sets up an intense battle for the future of the high court less than 50 days before the presidential election. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, has died from complications of pancreatic cancer, the court announced on Friday. The liberal icon and feminist legal pioneer was 87. Read Full Story

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Packing the Supreme Court, explained

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If Trump replaces Justice Ginsburg this close to the election, Democrats are discussing a bold response: adding justices to the Supreme Court—because nowhere in the Constitution does it say there must be nine. The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t always had nine justices—it started with six, went briefly down to five, back to six, then seven, then nine, and, during the Civil War, ten. If Trump confirms a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Democrats later regain the presidency and Senate, Democrats are threatening to change the number again. Read Full Story

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Amy Coney Barrett hearings: How to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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The hearings will kick off today at 9 a.m. ET on Capitol Hill, and they’ll run until Thursday, October 15. Today the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings kick off for what is arguably the most contentious Supreme Court justice nomination in American history. The hearing today will see Amy Coney Barrett deliver her opening statement that launches the beginning of the confirmation process of her nomination by President Trump to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month. Read Full Story

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