The Senate affirmation listening to for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett ended Thursday with Republicans on the Judiciary Committee scheduling a vote on her nomination for October 22, with a full Senate vote to comply with shortly thereafter — lower than two weeks earlier than the presidential election, by which the Supreme Court might play a decisive function.
The right-wing decide’s affirmation appears to be like all however assured, after 4 rushed days of questioning by which Barrett refused to state her place on abortion rights, homosexual marriage, the Affordable Care Act, voting rights, local weather change, and even when President Trump might delay the election. If confirmed, she provides conservatives a 6-Three majority on the excessive court docket.
“We have never had a president put forth a nomination and commence confirmation hearings in the middle of an ongoing presidential election,” says Kristen Clarke, president and govt director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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