Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett's nomination jeopardizes the high court's legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.
The former justice received a Jewish funeral at the Supreme Court. But in other ways, Ginsburg's burial is breaking with traditional Jewish death rituals.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has sparked a battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Against that backdrop, a nominee faces prescribed steps towards a confirmation vote in the Senate.
The Supreme Court's pandemic-related move to oral argument over the telephone has improved those arguments and allowed the public to engage with these discussions of the meaning of our Constitution.