Friday, October 30, 2020

US President, Trump to name successor to late Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg this week

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President Trump has said he will name a replacement to Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the end of this week, and urged the Republican controlled Senate to confirm his choice before 3rd November.

The plan has launched a high-stakes battle ahead of the election.

Mr Trump would replace Ginsburg, a liberal stalwart who died on Friday aged 87, with a conservative.

The president appears to have secured enough support in the US Senate to win approval for his nominee.

This would cement a right-leaning majority on the court for decades.