Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States discussed on Marketplace
With 36 days to go until the election. Amy Cockney Barrel has been nominated as the next Supreme Court justice of the United States and President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have vowed to get her confirmed before Americans go to the polls. My colleague Adam Liptak on what it all means for the court and the future of American law. It's Monday, September 28th. I stand before you today to fulfill one of my highest and most important duties. Under the United States Constitution. The nomination of a Supreme Court Justice Adam, it has happened, and so I wonder if you could tell us about the announcement that was held over the weekend. So on Saturday, there was a ceremony at the Rose Garden at the White House. That it was in one sense ordinary. It was the announcement of his Supreme Court nominee, but another sends quite extraordinary, at least, is a matter of timing. Over the past week, our nation has more on the loss of a true American legend. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a legal giant and a pioneer for women. It happened just eight days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And just weeks before a presidential election, So you had the president trying to convey a kind of Business as usual attitude, even as we're hurdling toward something very different from the ordinary Supreme Court nomination, and there is no one better to do that..