Should Obama nominate a new Supreme court justice? or should he take the advice of the "R's" and let the next administration make the nomination Supposed this death occurred on 31 Dec of this year - (with only 20 days left in the term of the POTUS.) ) Then should the POTUS refrain from a nomination? What would be the cutoff? What would you think if the Senate gave the President a list of 5 men, that it would approve?