Donald Trump plans to announce Supreme Court successor this week

The US hit a grim mark today with the number of deaths from Covid-19 at nearly 200,000. Yet the political arguments aren’t about how to manage the pandemic. (Subscribe:

Instead, the debate continues to be about who will replace the Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

President Trump said today he would nominate her successor by the end of the week and thereby attempt to cement a conservative majority on the court ahead of the presidential election in November.

Bader Ginsburg, who was an iconic figure for liberals in the US, died on Friday aged 87.

Our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy is at the Supreme Court tonight.
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