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Will a new Supreme Court Justice be confirmed by the Senate before November 6, 2018?

On June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he would retire from the Supreme Court, giving President Trump his 2nd SCOTUS nomination in as many years. On July 9, Brett Kavanaugh was announced as Trump's nominee for the vacated seat. Before he can hear a single argument, however, he must be confirmed by the Senate in a simple majority vote.

By law, SCOTUS reconvenes in early October, allowing at least three full months for the process to conclude. Kavanaugh has already provided thousands of pages of documents [for review.] (…)

Over the last 42 years, excluding nominees like Merrick Garland who did not receive a vote, the confirmation of a Court nominee has taken an average of 67 days Kavanaugh faces the lowest public approval figures of any nominee in more than a decade and considerable opposition from Democratic leaders.

Will a new Supreme Court Justice be confirmed by the Senate before November 6, 2018? Kavanaugh need not be the confirmed Justice for question to resolve as positive.


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