Interview: US Sen. Dick Durbin Regarding RBG

 
In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, September 18, 2020. The Supreme Court says it was caused by complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Ginsburg was 87 years old. Supreme Court politics being what they are, and Ginsburg’s death coming so close to the presidential election, as soon as word got out, the jockeying began over who should succeed her — and when. A key player in that fight will be US Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). He’s a member of the Judiciary Committee, which typically holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees. I spoke with the senator earlier this morning. The 21st spoke with Durbin to hear more. 

Guests:

US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee