Lake County politicians, legal professionals mirror on Justice Ginsburg’s affect, the battle forward over her successor

Lake County politicians, lawyers reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s impact, the battle ahead over her successor

Ginsburg’s death also created a political battle over whether her successor should be appointed by President Donald J. Trump or the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. When the late Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, D-Ky., denied a hearing and a vote for Judge Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee.