Senate Will Move Forward With Confirming Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court

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On October 25 at 7:30 pm, the Republican-controlled Senate is set to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote to confirm Barrett’s nomination comes just 30 days after the seat was left vacant with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The nomination was highly contested due to Barrett’s conservative stances on issues like abortion and LGBTQ rights. Senate Democrats attempted to protest the vote held by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week by abstaining their votes, in an attempt to eliminate a quorum. Despite their efforts, Senate Republicans moved forward with the unprecedented vote and helped Barrett reach the next steps of getting confirmed this week. Her inevitable confirmation will result in an overwhelmingly conservative Supreme Court, which has frightened not only Democrats but alumni from Barrett’s alma maters, Notre Dame Law and Rhodes College.

Coney’s confirmation comes just 8 days away from the national election, which is something Republicans have protested against in the past. With a lifetime appointment ahead, progressive political action groups hope that Barrett doesn’t seek to overturn the groundbreaking decision of…



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