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Biden took his socially distanced campaign to Florida while Trump held another packed rally with very few face masks in Pennsylvania as Democratic senators on Capitol Hill grilled Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Aired on 10/13/2020.
On CBS' "Face the Nation," Democratic Senator Chris Coons told moderator Margaret Brennan he will ask Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett about statements she's made about rulings on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Joel Payne, a CBS News political contributor and a Democratic strategist, and CBS News political analyst Leslie Sanchez joined CBSN to discuss.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has evaded questions about her views on key issues on day two of her Senate confirmation hearing.

The conservative judge repeatedly refused to be drawn on abortion, healthcare and LGBTQ rights.

She stated she had "no agenda" and vowed to stick to "the rule of law".

If Judge Barrett passes the committee hearing, the full Senate will vote to confirm or reject her for a lifelong place on the top US court.

Republicans want the confirmation ahead of the presidential election on 3 November. It would give the nine-member court a 6-3 conservative majority, altering the ideological balance of the court for potentially decades to come.

Democrats fear Judge Barrett's successful nomination would favour Republicans in politically sensitive cases that reach the Supreme Court.

She is the proposed replacement for liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month aged 87.

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Two of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's former law clerks wrote an opinion piece for USA Today about who Barrett is as a co-worker and a mentor. In it, they wrote the qualities that "make her an excellent judge" are the same qualities they claim will make her a "distinguished Supreme Court Justice." One of those clerks, Pardis Gheibi, who worked with Barrett during her time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, joined CBSN to discuss.

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