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Amy Coney Barrett hearings begin Monday

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Senate hearings begin Monday at 9 am as part of the confirmation process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

With only three weeks left until the voting ends for the 2020 General Election, this confirmation hearing has everything to do with politics. A conservative justice on the Supreme Court is, for many conservatives, more important than even winning the White House.

Replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judge Barrett, 48, could become the youngest member to join the high court since Clarence Thomas in 1991.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hybrid in-person and telephonic meetings, with vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris attending remotely. Hearings are expected to continue over four days.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina chairs the Judiciary Committee and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is the ranking leader for the Democrats. The committee is made up of these senators:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • MSM keeps saying her confirmation will give conservatives a 6-3 advantage on the court. From CJ Roberts, positions, it’s more like 5-4.

  • Cross your fingers that a religion-free, progressive justice is appointed.

    • Amy Coney Barrett will be appointed. Just how ‘progressive’ she will be remains to be seen. What is known is that everyone she has worked with in her professional career, from various political perspectives, say that she is eminently qualified. There can be no religious test.

    • Why? What’s wrong with justices having a religion? What’s wrong with Justice is being conservative and caring that babies aren’t chopped up in a blender before they are aborted? What’s wrong with a Justice leaving in the second amendment of the United States Constitution? Comrade I’m not sure if you were raised under any set of values, but it doesn’t appear that you live by any now.

    • What constitutes the difference between progressives and marxists in these times? The same pricipals apply and both inevitably must turn tyrannical to be enacted; so when historically has leveraging the rights of one provided for another?
      Also, to throw all “religion” into the same bucket is both intellectually dishonest and extremely biased.

  • Confirm this Lady. And do it quick.

  • “Cross your fingers that a religion-free, progressive justice is appointed”. If you knew anything about our countrys founding fathers, you would know they spoke extensively about this exact thing. If fact, they spoke a lot about the dangers of godless citizens and godless government. I’m sure you will faithfully follow the lawless one, but the rest of us will not.

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