Can the Supreme Court function with eight justices?
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The empty seat on the Supreme Court needs to be filled ASAP.
An empty seat on the Supreme Court can wait.
There is no requirement to fill a vacant seat as soon as possible. In 2016, Mitch McConnell refused to hold a vote on nominee Merrick Garland after Justice Scalia died. The court was down to eight members for 14 months until Neil Gorsuch was confirmed in April 2017.
P.S. In the event of a tie, the decision of the lower court stands.
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.