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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist icon, dies at 87

The Supreme Court justice was a trailblazer for American women.

McConnell says he’ll make sure Trump’s replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a vote

The Senate majority leader didn’t specify the timing of the vote — but confirmed that he supports it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a tragedy. The Supreme Court’s rules made it a political crisis.

How to lower the stakes on Supreme Court vacancies.

The one thing Democrats can do to stop Trump from replacing Justice Ginsburg

Court-packing may be the only solution.

Trump’s shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, explained

Trump wants to remind loyalists that, if he wins in November, they’ll get more judges who will enact Republican policy.

Joe Biden thinks whoever is sworn in this January should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement

"The voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider."

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