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

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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.