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The Supreme Court’s apparent decision to send the abortion issue back to the states may be a triumph for federalism and the concept of the separation of powers, but it is also a recipe...
“Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor broke rock-hard barriers becoming the first women to sit on the Supreme Court and proved that women belong anywhere decisions are being made,” said Frankel. “Celebrating their careers with statues in their honor will inspire millions of visitors from around the world that pass through our Capitol.”
Frankel’s proposal has the support of her fellow leaders of the DWC including U.S. Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-Tex., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif. U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., is also backing the bill. Over in the upper chamber, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is championing the companion bill.
Asked point-blank whether he would go along with the “court packing” scheme suggested by a number of prominent Democrats — which involves expanding the number of justices on the court with the explicit intention of negating the influence of President Donald Trump’s appointees - Biden gave one of the most transparently nonsensical answers in the history of presidential debates.
Both Rubio and Scott weighed in on Saturday after Trump announced he was selecting Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination at the end of October.
When President Trump officially nominates someone to replace Justice Ginsburg, senators will eventually consider his nominee pursuant to the Senate’s rules and precedents. Those rules and precedents structure how the confirmation process for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will unfold inside the Senate by, for example, stipulating that the Judiciary Committee must consider the nomination before the full Senate debates the nominee, and by creating a discharge process if the committee refuses to act on the nomination.
With the presidential contest in full swing and control of the White House and the U.S. Senate up for grabs, eyes will be turned to Capitol Hill in the days to come.