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Old 11-14-2019, 06:38 PM
HurricaneDitka is offline
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
Technically, I wonder what prevents Trump from nominating a replacement if Ginsburg dies, and Senate Republicans from confirming the nominee that very day or next day. There seems to be no rule written in law that a confirmation must take a certain amount of time. So maybe even until January 19, 2021.
Maybe. I suspect there are some rules about procedures that have to take place (for example, I seem to recall that 30 hours of floor debate time must be allotted). I suppose if they're feeling ruthless enough they might be able to nuclear-option those rules away on the morning of the 20th and hold a quick vote at 11:45 AM.