This morning Supreme Court Justice Kennedy and Ginsburg submitted their resignation from the Court. The President of the United States has nominated two strongly conservative nominees. With a highly divided Court, the White House sees this event as a key opportunity for President Trump to shape the short- and long- term agenda of the Court. The Senate is under Republican Party control. You are an advisor in judicial affairs to Senator X and your expertise is well regarded among your superiors and co-workers. Senator X just asked you to write a briefing memo (5-10 pages) to explain to her and other senior people the relevance of this vacancy. This is a good opportunity for you to promote yourself as a resourceful member of the team.