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    WASHINGTON — A slim majority of US voters now support the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, according to a new poll. The survey by Morning Consult/Politico published Wednesday found that Barrett’s standing with American voters actually went up during her four-day grilling by Democratic lawmakers at last week’s confirmation hearings — with 51 percent of those surveyed supporting her nomination. That’s up 14 points from when Trump announced the mom-of-seven as his nominee in the Rose Garden on Sept. 26, when just 37 percent of people believed Barrett should be confirmed. Her steely resolve during last week’s confirmation hearings also appeared to win her more public support — seeing a 3 percent increase in approval, which was at 48 percent the week before, according to the study of 1,994 registered voters. Barrett’s confirmation to the highest legal authority in the land seems...
    Democratic senators interrupted Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett 78 times during her confirmation hearings, according to the Republican National Committee. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was interrupted 78 times throughout the hearings, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announced Friday morning. (RELATED: Barrett Could Do ‘Enduring, Explosive Damage’ On Supreme Court, Dem Senator Says) McDaniel claimed that these interruptions were met with “zero cries of sexism or ‘mansplaining,’ from the media,” a comment that harkens to media criticisms that Vice President Mike Pence “mansplained” to Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris during the vice presidential debate. Democrats interrupted Judge Barrett 78 TIMES. Zero cries of sexism or “mansplaining” from the media. Their bias and selective outrage is unreal! #ConfirmACB pic.twitter.com/UKqkFeau0u — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 16, 2020 Barrett’s confirmation hearings kicked off Monday morning and continued through Thursday afternoon. Barrett delivered a pre-written opening statement Monday, and senators questioned...
    Swing, female voters inhabiting the suburbs probably don’t care much about the “doctrine of severability.” The legal concept of “Stare decisis” (pronounced STAR-ee dee-SIGH-suss) sounds like an exotic social media influencer with an active Instagram account. They may never have heard of seminal Supreme Court opinions referred to on the Senate Judiciary Committee in shorthand as “Heller” or “Obergefell.” Those key voters may not remember a word from the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. But those voters will probably recall the singular image of Barrett holding up a blank, small notepad, demonstrating she was doing this all on the fly. In fact, she had it all together to the point that she didn’t need to jot down notes. Or didn’t have time. She kept all the answers upstairs. The fact that six of Barrett’s seven children sat attentively behind their mother as senators questioned her about...
    Judge rules against DHS in Global Entry case after department admitted to false statements FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/14 SLIDES © PinPep/Shutterstock See what the stars had to say on social media during Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, which were scheduled to last from Oct. 12-15, 2020... "It's not a sexual 'preference,' Judge Barrett. A preference is something you choose. I'll give you an example: 'I have a preference for non-radical, non-fundamentalist justices on the Supreme Court.' Are we clear? ... The...
    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett held up an empty notepad in response to a question from Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn during Tuesday morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. When it was his turn to speak during Tuesday’s proceedings, Cornyn noticed a difference between what Barrett had in front of her while fielding questions from the senators and what was in front of others in the room. “You know most of us have multiple notebooks and notes and books and things like that in front of us,” Cornyn said. “Can you hold up what you’ve been referring to in answering our questions?” Barrett smiled and held up an empty notepad. WATCH: “Is there anything on it?” he asked. “Uh, that letterhead that says United States Senate,” Barrett responded. (RELATED: ‘Blessed Be The Fruit’: Michael Moore Attacks Amy Coney Barrett With Edited Photo) “That’s impressive,” Cornyn remarked before suggesting...
    The second day of confirmation hearings for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is underway before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barrett, 48, was nominated last month to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tuesday marks the first round of the question-and-answer phase, during which the 22 senators that make up the powerful committee will each have 30 minutes to question President Trump’s nominee to the bench on the topics of their choosing. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Democrats, who make up 10 of the 22 committee lawmakers, made protecting the Affordable Care Act a primary focus of their opening statements. Many Democrats were seated in front of blown-up pictures of people at risk of losing their insurance in an upcoming Supreme Court case. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ACA next month that is brought by the Trump...
    Washington (CNN)Democratic and Republican lawmakers will have an opportunity on Tuesday to question President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during the second day of Senate hearings on her nomination, a highly anticipated moment that will mark the next stage in a contentious confirmation fight. Partisan battle lines were quickly drawn on Monday during the first day of hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee as Democrats and Republicans offered up sharply divergent narratives of the high court fight to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In opening statements delivered on Monday, Republican senators praised Barrett's judicial qualifications in glowing terms and emphasized her capability as a working mom, while Democrats warned that health care protections and the Affordable Care Act are at stake, and under threat, in the nomination fight. Tuesday and Wednesday's hearing sessions in the committee will now allow for...
    Democratic California Senator and Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris is laying low during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, reports say. Harris, who is attending the hearings remotely, faces a very different challenge this confirmation hearing go-around – avoiding partisan politics at a time when the Biden-Harris team is leading in the polls. Speaking Monday, Harris called the process “illegitimate” and said the sole purpose of the confirmation is to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. “Republicans finally realized that the Affordable Care Act is too popular to repeal in Congress, so now they are trying to bypass the will of the voters and have the Supreme Court do their dirty work,” Harris said. “That’s why President Trump promised to nominate Judges who will get rid of the Affordable Care Act.” Harris focused her efforts on the Affordable Care Act, which is set to be heard before...
    Bradley Cortright October 12, 2020 0 Comments The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. As senators prepared for Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Republicans recounted Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) 2017 questioning of how Barrett’s Catholic faith might influence her decisions when she was nominated to an appeals court. During the first day of hearings, Republicans repeatedly warned their Democratic colleagues against questioning Barrett’s faith.  As he left for a campaign event on Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is Catholic, was asked how Senate Democrats should handle questions about Barrett’s faith.  “Faith should not be considered,” Biden said, adding, “I don’ think there’s any questions about her faith.” Instead, the former vice president pointed to upcoming arguments on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Nov. 10. He said Democrats and...
    Savannah Rychcik October 12, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is suggesting she will be pressing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on a variety of issues during her Senate confirmation hearings. “I will be asking her, her position on the Affordable Care Act. I will be asking her her position on a woman’s right to choose, among others,” Hirono said during her appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Monday. Hirono argued Trump is rushing Barrett’s nomination to strike down the Affordable Care Act. “This nominee is being rushed in a matter of weeks so that she can be sitting there on the court with a lifetime appointment to, first of all, hear the Affordable Care Act case on Nov. 10, a mere week after the general election and then she will be a vote against the Affordable Care Act,” Hirono said. She added, “She can...
    After President Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asking Democrats to avoid attacks on her Catholic faith during the confirmation process. Hawley specifically cited comments made by Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., about Barrett's faith during her nomination hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. "I call on you and every member of the Democratic caucus to publicly reject Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s egregious personal attacks on Judge Barrett’s Christian faith during her previous confirmation hearings, and to pledge you will abstain from that kind of anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, anti-faith vitriol in the hearings to come," Hawley wrote. "You owe it to the country. He added: "As you will recall, Sen. Feinstein, the most senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told Judge Barrett in her previous hearings that 'the dogma lives loudly...
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