Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Updated at 2:33 p.m. ET

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth and final day of hearings on Thursday on President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

If confirmed, Barrett, 48, would replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court.

Updated at 6:20 p.m. ET

President Trump says he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, spurring what's likely to be a bitter confirmation fight just weeks before the presidential election.

If confirmed by the Senate, the 48-year-old judge will solidify the court's conservative majority, shaping the trajectory of health care law, abortion rights and many corners of American life for generations to come.

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 25, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
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This episode originally aired on September 21 2020.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last Friday has sparked a political showdown ahead of the November 3 election.

President Trump said he plans to nominate a woman this week to fill the vacant seat on the bench.

Federal appeals court Judge Barbara Lagoa is high on President Trump's list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Protesters raise their fists in solidarity at a protest in Upper Arlington on June 3, 2020.
Clare Roth / WOSU

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how suburban voters will factor into the presidential race. Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press joins the show.

Updated Saturday at 5:22 p.m. ET

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and is a favorite among social conservatives. They, and others on the right, view her record as anti-abortion rights and hostile to the Affordable Care Act.

If confirmed, the 48-year-old Barrett would be the youngest justice on the Supreme Court and could help reshape the law and society for generations to come.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a U.S. Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who urged confirmation in 2016, has changed his position too. But they both say things are different now.

In February 2016, nine months before the presidential election that produced the Trump presidency, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a respected federal appeals court judge, to replace a conservative justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly that month.

Updated at 4:16 p.m. ET

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, says he will support moving forward with President Trump's upcoming election year nomination to the Supreme Court.

Romney issued a statement Tuesday that he intends "to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President's nominee." If the nominee reaches the Senate floor he intends "to vote based upon their qualifications."

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia were known as close friends, though they were ideological opposites.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, the Supreme Court announced Monday.

Her casket will arrive in front of the court just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the court said in a statement. A private ceremony will take place in the court's Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. attended by Ginsburg's family, close friends and members of the court.

Following that ceremony, Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the Supreme Court building to allow for public viewing outdoors.

Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET

President Trump said on Monday that he plans to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the end of this week.

"I think it will be on Friday or Saturday, and we want to pay respect," Trump said in an interview on Fox & Friends. "It looks like we will have probably services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think in all due respect we should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg."

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 21, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
Patrick Semansky / AP

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday has sparked a political showdown ahead of the November 3 election.

President Trump said he plans to nominate a woman this week to fill the vacant seat on the bench.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 21, 2020
The secure ballot drop box at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Road.
Darrin McDonald / WOSU

The battle continues between voting rights advocates and Ohio Republicans, who oppose spending on postage for absentee ballots and have resisted a court ruling that counties may install more than one absentee ballot drop box.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart with a portrait of Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg, O'Connor, Sotomayor and Kagan
Melody Stewart

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart said she was in “utter shock” when she learned U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away.

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