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Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Initial Considerations for Congress [September 21, 2020]   [open pdf - 790KB]

From the Document: "On September 18, 2020, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, passed away at the age of eighty-seven, vacating a seat on the High Court that she had held for twenty-seven years. [...] This Legal Sidebar highlights several areas of law where Justice Ginsburg--either by authoring or joining a majority opinion or a notable dissent--proved consequential to the trajectory of Supreme Court jurisprudence. In so doing, this post provides a broad overview of key legal issues Congress (and, more specifically the Senate through its advice-and-consent role) may consider as it reflects on Justice Ginsburg's jurisprudence and how her eventual successor might shape the future of the Court."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10537
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2020-09-21
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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