Key Issues

RUMOR:

You can’t confirm a Supreme Court Justice so close to an election.

REALITY:

There is no rule about the timing of a Supreme Court confirmation.

Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in March 2016. This was a significant break with tradition, but they argued that people should vote on a president first.

Senate Republicans announced they will hold a vote on Ginsburg’s replacement with the next election just six weeks away. Many people are angry that they are using a different standard.

There is no law blocking that move. It is up to each Senator to decide how they vote.

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