Final Action by the Senate on Supreme Court Nominations During Presidential Election Years (1789-2020) [October 20, 2020]   [open pdf - 848KB]

From the Document: "On September 29, 2020, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It has been reported that final action by the Senate on the nomination will occur prior to the presidential election on November 3, 2020. If such action occurs, the Barrett nomination will be the 22nd Supreme Court nomination that has received final action by the Senate during a presidential election year (and the 19th that received final action prior to the election itself). [...] Some Senators have called for the Ginsburg vacancy to be filled after the inauguration of the winner of the presidential election on November 3, 2020. Other Senators have called on the Senate to consider President Trump's nominee for the vacancy, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, prior to the election. This Insight does not take a position as to when the Senate should confirm a nominee to the Ginsburg vacancy."

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CRS Insight, IN11519
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