President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. 8:48 p.m.
Just hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced Friday, the leaders of three of the left’s most potent advocacy groups, Demand Justice, Naral Pro-Choice America, and Indivisible, were on a call with 1,000 progressive activists and strategists to begin to unfurl a plan they hoped they would not have to use. 6:37 p.m.
Experts worry about a nightmare election during a pandemic marred by disenfranchisement and chaos, followed by an acrimonious legal and political dispute over the results that would test the nation’s democratic resolve. 6:14 p.m.
Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is facing a tough reelection fight in Maine this fall, said Saturday that she doesn’t object to President Trump making a nomination to fill the vacancy or for the Senate Judiciary to begin vetting the nominee. But she said any vote by the full Senate should come after the election. 5:30 p.m.
An envelope addressed to the White House contained a substance that federal investigators identified as the lethal substance ricin, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the inquiry. 3:45 p.m.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known. 2:31 p.m.
Hours after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senator Mitch McConnell vowed that the Senate would vote on a replacement, setting up a likely heated fight over the nation’s highest court that carries heavy political consequences. 1:33 p.m.
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