Can a justice be confirmed so close to an election?
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You can’t confirm a Supreme Court Justice so close to an election.
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.
Donald Trump's tax moves are in the news because his businesses regularly report losing large amounts of money, resulting in Trump paying very little in federal taxes. If a refund he received is disallowed, he could owe the IRS $100 million.