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This is why the fight over the Supreme Court could make the US presidential election even nastier

As the two sides in US politics begin jockeying for position following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the similarities to the 2016 presidential election are striking.

That year, the fierce battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was made all the more contentious because the Republican-controlled Senate refused to allow a vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died in February.

  • Jared Mondschein
  • The Conversation

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged instead…

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