A law professor comments on who will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the nation’s highest court
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Within minutes of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing away on September 18, the nation erupted in conversation over a replacement. Today’s guest, Jack Beermann, a professor of law at Boston University, laments our immediate turn to politics in such a tragic moment. “It’s very sad to me that a great woman like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, within five minutes of her passing away there’s this great political firestorm over who’s going to replace her.”
Our conversation focuses on whether President Trump’s nominee will get enough votes in the Senate to be confirmed and who that nominee might be. Beermann also speaks to why battles over Supreme Court nominees have grown increasingly partisan in recent years.
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