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James Wallner: Road to the Supreme Court Runs Through Capitol Hill

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.
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