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Timeline of events related to Justice Ginsburg — memorials, filling her Supreme Court seat

The Senate Judiciary Committee typically takes about a month to prep for hearings, but this process is expected to happen more quickly.

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Updated: September 21, 2020 - 4:20pm

The following is a timeline of events related to the public mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the filling of her Supreme Court seat. 

Sept. 23-24: Private/public memorial services for Justice Ginsburg at Supreme Court 

Sept 25: Memorial service for Justice Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol

Sept. 25-26: President Trump announces Supreme Court nominee

Sept. 28: Senate Judiciary Committee can start nominee-review work

Sept 29: First presidential debate 

Oct 7: Vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah 

Nov. 3: Election Day

Dec 14: Electors formally cast their votes for the Electoral College

Jan 20: Presidential inauguration

*A service for Justice Ginsburg at Arlington National Cemetery is planned for the week of Sept. 27- Oct. 2.

* The Senate Judiciary Committee typically takes about a month to prepare before hearings, but this process is expected to happen more quickly. The committee's vote to recommend the appointment is historically followed promptly by the full Senate vote. 

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