After Tuesday’s long day of senators’ questioning (and Barrett’s evading), the third day of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and the final day of Q&A took place on Wednesday with more of the same.
Republicans are making, breaking and changing the rules for Supreme Court appointments in order to pack the Court with right-wing ideologues determined to reverse decades of progress for women’s rights.
If Democrats take the Senate and the White House next month, they must address this grave threat to democracy by expanding the number of justices on the Court.
“I’ve been having terrifying, recurring dreams. Nightmares, really. In one, a woman died. Let’s call her Ruth. …
“No matter what, this Ruth, a victim of four cancers, had to be alive and kicking, true to her Brooklyn nickname, Kiki, until at least January 20, 2021—Inauguration Day. … Only after that date would her seat be vacant.”
The first four days of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings have begun.
Mere weeks from Election Day, it’s clear Republicans’ main goal is speed, as they continue to push through the confirmation—despite the fact that over 7 million voters have already cast their ballots and despite the blatant hypocrisy after their yearlong blockade in 2016 against President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.
Amy Coney Barrett has thus far demonstrated a few considerable lapses in judgment as the critical thinker and caring soul she’s purported to be.
In addition to her record, Barrett must be called to account for her hypocritical actions, words and lapses.
In many cases to come—including some in the next few months—federal courts will issue rulings on whether the federal government can take action to combat the climate crisis, and to what extent. A new justice could tip the scales.
The government’s ability and responsibility to protect our clean air is at risk.
Should the Supreme Court gain a radical adherent to the conservative agenda, generations of progress will be on the chopping block—and most vulnerable to these winds of change are the immigrants among us.
To understand the impact of a potential Justice Amy Coney Barrett, one must first understand the current lay of the land.
Yesterday’s start of the new SCOTUS term kicked off with what many interpreted as a direct challenge to the historic Obergefell v. Hodges marriage equality decision.
As COVID-19 spreads among Senate Republicans, it could derail efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett ahead of the November election.
There are at least three scenarios in which Republicans may find it challenging to confirm Barrett ahead of the November 3 election.
From September 18, the day Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, through September 29, weekday cable news hosted overwhelmingly white and primarily male guests to discuss her legacy and President Donald Trump’s September 26 nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 76% of the guests on weekday cable news were white and 62% were men.