Part 2: The Battle Over Her Seat

In the second episode of a two-part special, we consider the ramifications of Justice Ginsburg’s death and the struggle over how, and when, to replace her on the bench.

The stakes are high: If President Trump is able to name another member of the Supreme Court, he would be the first president since Ronald Reagan to appoint three justices, tipping the institution in a much more conservative direction.

Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, a congressional editor for The New York Times. 

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

Background reading: 

  • President Trump’s determination to confirm a replacement before the election set lawmakers in Congress on a collision course.