Trump Appointing A Supreme Court Nominee Late in The Election Cycle: Is This Legal?

Yep

Inverted logic

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The Trump administration has drawn some controversy by appointing a Supreme Court Justice less than 90 days away from the presidential election. The president has declared Saturday he will publicly announce his replacement for longstanding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Many pundits find this move distaste full for two main reasons. First off, this decision is being made only eight days after the passing of Justice Ginsberg. The other concern is Trump selecting a justice within months of an election. Public sentiment seems to be leaning towards allowing the winner of the 2020 election to fill this vacancy. The issue with public sentiment is that it seldomly considers the law of the land. Often is fueled by visceral passions more so than reason.

However, I would be derelict in my duties as an armchair commentator if didn’t voice some criticism of the Trump administration. Let’s…

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Published by Nathaniel R. "Nat" Helms

Nathaniel R Helms is a military author, writer and blogger, former reporter at AP and the defunct St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper and assignment editor at ABC-owned Channel 2 in St. Louis. He lives with his wife and dog in St. Charles, MO. His book "My Men Are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story", Meridian Publications, (2007), is now in its second printing at Naval Institute Press (2012) during its 12-year run. Helms and co-author Maj. Haytham Faraj, Maj. USMC (Ret.) wrote "No Time For The Truth: The Haditha Incident And The Search For Justice", Arcade, NYC (2012). He recently added "Numba One - Numba Ten: A Vietnam War Novel," and three other books on sale in paperback and e-book on Kindle and Nook at Amazon.com.

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