Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge backed by National Rifle Association to New York state's restrictions on people carrying concealed handguns outside the home.
Justice Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG, died on September 18 at age 87 at her home in Washington, DC.
The Senate voted 51-48, largely along party lines, on Sunday afternoon to limit debate on the nomination, teeing up the final vote that is expected to take place on Monday evening.
US President Trump said he's already made up his mind but hasn't confirmed reports on picking Barrett for the Supreme Court seat.
US President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just two days before he announced his nominee to replace her on the top court.
Late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's popularity prompted officials to set aside two days for public viewing, rather than the one day allowed for other justices.
The spectre of a right-wing organisation filling another Supreme Court seat could threaten minorities and Muslim communities in the US for decades to come.
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has changed the complexion of the election campaign. Expect a fierce fight over any nominee for the court.
US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.
The 87-year-old Ginsburg, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer, said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver and she will continue chemotherapy sessions every two weeks.
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