With RBG Gone, What’s Next For The Supreme Court?
On Sept. 18, 2020, the country lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As millions mourn her passing, we ask: What’s next for the highest court in the land?
Justice Ginsburg was a champion of women’s rights and a liberal icon of the Supreme Court. The Trump administration promises to nominate Ginsburg’s replacement, and Senator Mitch McConnell is resolved to bring Trump’s choice to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. Democrats are accusing Republicans of hypocrisy — it wasn’t that long ago that McConnell refused to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, citing the then-upcoming 2016 election. And with the likelihood of another Trump justice joining the court, some liberals have begun talking about packing the Supreme Court, in other words, simply adding more justices. We’ll talk about what all means this week on RadioWest.
- RonNell Anderson Jones, Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law.
- Amy Wildermuth, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
- Alan Rozenshtein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. His most recent article in The Atlantic is “The Great Liberal Reckoning Has Begun.”