Political Analyst: The sudden death of a United States Supreme Court Justice has left
a vacancy on the bench of the nation’s highest court. Supreme Court nominations are made
by the President, but must be confirmed by the Senate. After the appropriate hearings, the
100 members of the Senate can confirm a nomination with a simple majority. This means
that at least 51 Senators must vote for the confirmation of the candidate. The President has
put forth a nominee. 54 Senators are expected to vote against confirmation. 44 Senators are
expected to vote for confirmation. Two Senators have not indicated whether they will vote
for or against confirmation, but these individuals typically side with the 44 expected to
support confirmation. Given these factors, the nominee has no chance of being confirmed
as a Supreme Court Justice.
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