Kampf um den Supreme Court infographic
Grafik zeigt die aktuellen Mitglieder im Supreme Court und Kandidaten als Nachfolger von Richterin Ruth Bader Ginsburg im Höchstgericht.


Ginsburgs Tod führt zu Wahlkampf um den Supreme Court

By Jordi Bou

September 21, 2020 - Präsident Donald Trump verärgert die Demokraten, indem er einen Ersatz für die verstorbene Richterin Ruth Bader Gindburg noch vor der Wahl einsetzen möchte. Dieser Schritt könnte zu einer Mehrheit der Konservativen im Gericht auf viele Jahre führen.

President Trump has already appointed two supreme court justices: Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. If he succeeds with a Ginsburg replacement it will fundamentally change the shape of the court, delivering a handsome conservative majority on the court and probably change American life in unprecedented ways.

Ginsburg’s death is also reshaping the showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

For Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate, the vacancy lets him change the subject away from the coronavirus pandemic that has imperiled his odds for winning a second term.

Yet Biden and Democrats can seize on the moment, too, invoking Ginsburg’s legacy to spur turnout on November 3 and give liberals a fresh reason to vote out Trump. Democrats contributed more than $20 million to ActBlue in four hours after Ginsburg’s death was announced.

The president has vowed to pick a woman, and people informed about the process has said that he is considering Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban American of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

PUBLISHED: 21/09/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, AP, Rachel Malehorn