Mohammad Mohsen Sazgara organized an Internet referendum for Iranians to vote on their preferred political system. For that, he was tried and convicted of trying to topple the county's Islamic government. Sazgara, who lives in the United States, was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison. Ali Afshari, leader of an Iranian student group, was earlier sentenced to six years in prison for publicity against the regime.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.