How the Supreme Court vacancy impacts 2020 Senate races

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The fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg's now-vacant Supreme Court seat is highlighting the importance the Senate plays in controlling power in Washington. Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about how the open seat is impacting Republican chances to hold onto the Senate.

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How Is A Supreme Court Justice Nominated?
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death leaves the Supreme Court with a vacancy just weeks before the presidential election. How are Supreme Court Justices nominated and confirmed? First, Pres. Donald Trump has to make a pick. On Monday, he said Monday that he plans to announce his selection as soon as Friday. Whoever is chosen will have to go through a Senate process, including public hearings. Then there's a committee vote. And then there's a Senate floor vote.

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Upper house of the United States Congress
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Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court in the United States
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The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases dealing with mail-in ballot deadlines in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. CBS News political contributor and Democratic..
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American lawyer and jurist
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Capital of the United States of America
The death of 20-year-old Karon Hylton has sparked two nights of protests and violence in the city.
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New body camera footage shows Washington D.C. police chasing a 20-year-old black man riding an electric scooter when he is hit by a vehicle. The driver, Karon..
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Voters in 32 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will weigh in on more than 100 ballot initiatives this election.
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Elaine Quijano

American journalist
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More than 75 million Americans have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election, with six days to go. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Politico..
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to rule before the election on Pennsylvania's extended window for mail-in ballots to arrive. Rachel Glickhouse, from..
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Major political party in the United States
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First lady Melania Trump made her first joint campaign appearance of the year with her husband, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Florida, a state all but..
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