Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Court by a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election.
Amy Coney Barrett
A deeply torn US Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition and institutional norms to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the week before election day.
Health policy specialists have questioned a claim by White House officials that government rules on essential workers allow Vice-President Mike Pence to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after being exposed to coronavirus.
Senate Republicans have voted overwhelmingly to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett towards final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate as Republicans powered past Democrats’ boycott of the session.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee convened and set an October 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination as Republicans race to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before the November 3 election.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will not say whether a president can pardon himself but says she agrees no one is above the law.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returned to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings, called “unashamedly pro-life” by her Republican Senate champion with Democrats running out of time to stop her quick confirmation.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats’ skeptical questions on abortion, health care and the transference of presidential power in a long and lively confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Joe Biden has said he is “not a fan” of adding seats to the US Supreme Court.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has said she cannot commit to recusing herself from any cases involving disputes that may arise from the US presidential election.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has said Americans “deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written”.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that could see President Donald Trump’s pick confirmed onto the Supreme Court before polling day in the US election is under way.
Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of setbacks that have rattled his base of support and alarmed Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Joe Biden.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts “should not try” to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government, according to opening remarks for her confirmation.
Health officials have been attempting to contact the White House to help with contact tracing after an outbreak which affected president Donald Trump.
The US Supreme Court opens a new term with Republicans on the cusp of realising a dream 50 years in the making, a solid conservative majority that might roll back abortion rights, expand gun rights and shrink the power of government.
US President Donald Trump offered to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nominee last week – days before his formal announcement on his selection.
US president Donald Trump has chosen Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sending the nomination to the Senate in the hope of a quick confirmation fewer than 40 days before the presidential election.