Today's students have an infrequent opportunity to pay close attention to a Presidential appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. SCOTUS has only nine judges, called Justices, and this year's opening is attracting great attention because it is occurring during an election cycle.
Read this two-page summary of Amy Coney Barrett, who is President Trump's nominee for appointment.
Read about and understand the political battle that is raging. Get the facts, Understand why this appointment is so important. Understand the legality and the timing.
In other words, educate yourself.
Don't fall for the pitch that the nomination should be deferred until after election day (November 3) or after the Electoral College votes (December 14) or after Inauguration Day (January 20). Don't fall for the pitch that it's "unfair" for President Trump to get to appoint to the Court. President Trump is the President, and it is the President's right and duty to fill the seat on the Supreme Court. Why should he not do so?
Do you know how the Electoral College works or votes? Do you know when the Electoral College votes are counted? Do you know what a Faithless Elector is?
A full Court of nine Justices means no tie votes. The Court's business continues, as it should.