Newsy 15 Oct 2020

Supreme Court Nominee Undergoes Second Day Of Questioning


Senators question Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Wednesday, says she won't answer hypotheticals.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Sunday that he won't be releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. "Putting a judge's name on a list like that could influence that person's decision-making as a judge and that would be wrong," Biden said.
President Trump is set to confirm a third Supreme Court nominee with a simple majority vote for the first time since the adoption of the cloture rule in 1917. It follows a three-decade period of rising partisanship — and hypocrisy — over federal judicial nominees.
The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on the second day of confirmation hearings on Oct. 13.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has opened its four-day confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, an appointment that could tip the court's balance towards conservatives for years to come.

Republicans say they have the votes to confirm her to the country's highest court, but she'll face tough questioning from Democrat Senators with the U.S. presidential election just three weeks away.

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