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"It's always been governed by norms and those norms don't exist anymore"

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2020 continues it's relentless series of challenges; the latest, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday at the age of 87.

In March of 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to hold a hearing for then-President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, saying voters should decide which presidential candidate should pick the new justice.

In a statement coming just over an hour after Ginsburg's death was announced,  McConnell vowed to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates.

   Dr. Cindy Rugely, the head of UMD's Political Science department, joins us this morning to talk about what's legal, what's ethical, and what's been left up to "we the people."

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