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Ginsburg In 2016: ‘Nothing In Constitution’ Prevents President From Final Year SCOTUS Pick

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in 2016 that there is “nothing in the Constitution” that prevents a president from filling a vacant seat on the high court in his final year in office.

Ginsburg’s words came after colleague Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February 2016 and then-President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to bring up the nomination in the GOP-controlled chamber.

“Asked if the Senate had an obligation to assess Judge Garland’s qualifications, her answer was immediate,” The New York Times reported in July 2016.

“That’s their job,” she said. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.”

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