Trump's Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett faces Senate hearings

Trump's Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett faces Senate hearings

The point of the questions about Barrett's faith, Hawley surmised, is to question whether Barrett has "the independence to be a judge, a justice on the United States Supreme Court".

In a competing effort to approvingly define the 48-year-old Barrett, who sat silent and wearing a face mask, Republican senators called President Donald Trump's pick a thoughtful judge with impeccable credentials.

She was confirmed to the federal appeals court in 2017. The Associated Press obtained a copy of her statement on Sunday.

Barrett, a former law professor, described herself as taking a conservative, originalist approach to the Constitution - "text as text" - and believes a judge "doesn't infuse her own meaning into it".

The confirmation of appointment was sequel to the presentation and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

Democrats voiced their strong opposition to Barrett even though they have little hope of derailing her nomination in the Republican-led Senate. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Sen. Tillis took part remotely, but his spokesman said he also was free of symptoms.

"There's no religious test to serve on the Supreme Court", said Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican. Aside from media, few, if any, members of the public will be allowed to attend.

A Fox News poll released earlier this summer found that a record high of 56 percent of USA voters had a favorable view of Obamacare, which was up 4 percent from the prior year.

Republicans have pushed through the nomination at lightning speed even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, suffering Americans see no aid from another comprehensive Covid-19 relief package, and voters have begun to cast ballots ahead of Election Day.

Graham told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that he took a test last week and is "negative".

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No president has ever made a Supreme Court nomination so close to an election, no matter which party controlled the Senate.

The country will get an extended look at Barrett over three days, beginning with her opening statement late Monday and hours of questioning Tuesday and Wednesday. Chris Coons have said that they will concentrate not on religious liberty but on what she has written.

She said that the public shouldn't expect courts to resolve policy disputes or make value judgments and that judges "should not try" to do so. I understand this thing can turn sour really fast.

The exchange invigorated and emboldened conservatives who said she had been a victim of anti-Catholic bias. "Yet they are deliberately defying the will of the people in their attempt to roll back the rights and protections provided under the Affordable Care Act", said Harris. Judge Barrett, you will be deciding cases that have real daily impacts on the lives of millions of Americans. When the National Organization for Women-who named a lecture series after Justice Ginsburg in 2004-came before the Supreme Court, she did not recuse.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett addressing the crowd from the Rose Garden on September 26 at the announcement of her nomination. Photos showed Barrett, maskless, with Trump and others in the Oval Office and at a VIP reception inside the White House.

She repeated her assertion, however, that while Scalia was her mentor, if she were confirmed, "You would not be getting Justice Scalia, you would be getting Justice Barrett".

Republicans have a 53-47 Senate majority, leaving Democrats with little to no chance of blocking Mrs Barrett's confirmation. There is at least one politician in the Senate hearing room who recently tested positive for the disease.

Democrats have pressed in vain so far to delay the hearings, first because of the proximity to the election and now the virus threat.

"The public is with them that this shouldn't happen before the election", said Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, which advocates against right-leaning nominees. At the time, Mr. Biden said President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1937 proposal to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court was constitutional and violated no law but was a bad political move.

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