Issued on: 21/09/2020 – 20:12
Does the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ensure Donald Trump's legacy? The US president says that by the end of the week, he will nominate a new Supreme Court justice. If the Republican-controlled Senate approves his pick, whether or not Trump's out of a job on November 4, he will have chosen three of the nine justices on the bench. We are talking about lifetime appointments that for decades could shape arguments over deregulation, healthcare, voting rights, protection of minorities and abortion.
The stakes could not be higher nor more dramatic: just how much of an icon was Ginsburg to many Americans is a question we put to our panel. Her death comes as some states have already started early voting. In a year of Covid, wildfires and Black Lives Matter protests, will RBG's legacy and the fight over her succession instantly become the issue of the campaign?
More broadly, whRead More – Source