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Supreme Court Vacancies: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure to fill Supreme Court vacancies including the constitutional role of the President and Senate, whether and when the President and the Senate must act, and how the Supreme Court functions with a vacant seat.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists