538 members of the U.S. Supreme Court will be confirmed by the end of the year, making it the most-vacant seat on the high court since 1973.
And the court has been the target of renewed Republican attacks.
Here’s what you need read about the court vacancy and how the Republicans will try to get to it. 1.
The Senate has a 50-50 tiebreaker over a president’s choice to fill the vacancy.
The Supreme Court is divided 50-49, meaning a majority of the court can approve a president and vice president’s pick, if they agree to the rules of a tiebreaker, and then split the court evenly between the president and a vice president.
If Republicans take control of the Senate, they can change that rule and increase the tiebreaker to 60 votes.
This is what happened in 2017, when the Senate approved President Donald Trump’s pick for the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor.
Democrats wanted to change that, and they won a majority on the Senate floor in 2018.
The president must fill the seat if he or she wants to remain in office.
This means that the president has to nominate someone to the court, and the Senate must confirm that person.
If the Senate fails to confirm a president, the Senate then votes to elect someone to fill that vacancy.
There is a five-year statute of limitations for Senate nominees, meaning someone must wait until 2018 before they can run for office again.
The justices will be sworn in on the Supreme House of Representatives floor on Monday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. 4.
The Republican Senate has control of both chambers of Congress, meaning there is no need to hold a special election.
Republicans can push through a nominee on a simple majority vote, but that requires at least a two-thirds vote in both chambers.
The House of Representative is not controlled by the Republicans.
The Republicans will need to make some changes to the U-turn maneuver if they want to block the president from appointing a nominee.
They can either make changes to filibuster rules or change the filibuster rules so the Senate is unable to change the rules, which they have the power to do.
They could change the U