Tag Archives: Amy Coney Barrett

Bill Barr And Amy Coney Barrett Score Book Deals

Politico reports: William Barr, Trump’s former attorney general who resigned two days before Christmas after disagreeing publicly with Trump’s voter fraud conspiracy theories, recently sold a book about his time at the Justice Department, according to three people familiar with the deal. This will be Barr’s first book and he started writing it within the last two months, according to …

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Supreme Court Blocks NY Limits On Religious Services

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court late Wednesday night barred restrictions on religious services in New York that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed to combat the coronavirus. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The order was the first in which the court’s …

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LIVE AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Case

NPR reports: Obamacare is back before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with opponents challenging it for a third time. The first attempts to derail the law failed in the high court by votes of 5-to-4 and 6-to-3. But the makeup of the court is very different now, with three justices appointed by President Trump – among them new Justice Amy …

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Barrett’s First Test On LGBTQ Rights Comes Next Week

NBC News reports: Amy Coney Barrett has been fueling the fears of LGBTQ advocacy groups since President Donald Trump first nominated her to the federal bench in 2017. Now, with Barrett officially confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, advocates worry that she and the court’s five other conservatives could start stripping away gay rights imminently. The most …

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NOM Takes Credit For Barrett Confirmation: We Did It

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: We did it! I am so proud of every NOM supporter who took action to support the confirmation of Justice Barrett. Working together, we made a tremendous difference. Our support of her was a major factor in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, helping to bring into focus for the country the high …

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PA County Asks Barrett To Recuse On Ballots Case

The Hill reports: Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday was asked to recuse herself from participating in a dispute over a mail-ballot extension in Pennsylvania, with the newly confirmed justice facing immediate political pressure on her first day on the job. The recusal motion was filed by the Luzerne County Board of Elections, one of the parties that has asked …

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Barrett Sworn-In In Late Night WH Ceremony [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump, who loves to boast of doing anything his predecessors have never done, pulled off such a historic first on Monday. He won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election, rushing his choice through the Senate before voters decide whether to give him four more years or kick …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Vote To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett

CNN reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is delivering his final remarks on the Senate floor right now on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. But in what is unusual for the majority leader, he is delivering his speech largely to his GOP conference. He is turning to them and gesturing to them frequently. And like they did yesterday for the procedural vote, …

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Live Video: Senate Begins Marathon Debate On Barrett

Politico reports: The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Sunday for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court, bringing the 48-year-old judge one step closer to confirmation to the high court. In a 51-48 vote, the Senate kicked off 30 hours of debate on Barrett’s nomination, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday evening, just eight days before …

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Lisa Murkowski Reverses, Will Vote To Confirm Barrett

CNN reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. “I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged — on the …

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GOP To Advance Barrett With Dems Boycotting Vote

Reuters reports: The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Thursday on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court post, with Democrats boycotting the proceedings after fiercely opposing her confirmation. Barrett, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation would expand the top U.S. judicial body’s conservative majority to 6-3, was poised …

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McConnell: Barrett Confirmation Vote Will Be Monday

Fox News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that the upper chamber of Congress will vote next Monday, Oct. 26, to confirm President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee is expected to vote her out of committee on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, as it’s customary for the committee to hold over …

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Graham Posts Clip Of “Hostile & Unhinged” Women Confronting Him In Airport Over Amy Coney Barrett

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) posted a video on Twitter Monday which showed two women confronting him in an airport over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. One woman can be heard at the beginning of the video loudly telling the senator, “Look me in the eye.” Graham asks the woman where she …

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Hate Group Leader: Amy Coney Barrett Is One Of Us

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: There can be no legitimate question that Judge Barrett’s personal views and religious faith are in alignment with our issues. Of course, Judge Barrett has pledged that as a judge she would put aside her personal opinions and issue rulings strictly on the law and constitution. That is what gives us real …

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Pete Buttigieg: My Marriage Might Depend On What’s About To Happen In Senate With Amy Coney Barrett

The Guardian reports: Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Pete Buttigieg, who married his husband Chasten in 2018, indicated that the court’s 2015 decision that made same-sex marriage legal was among a number of rulings a strong conservative majority could look to overturn. Republicans are seeking to seat Barrett before the 3 November general election. The Senate judiciary committee will vote …

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LIVE VIDEO: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Final Day

ABC News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Thursday as the last day of confirmation hearings begin. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham scheduled a procedural vote for Thursday at 9 a.m. Barrett’s nomination is expected to be brought up for a vote at that meeting …

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Barrett: “Open Question” If Trump Can Pardon Himself

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday said it is an “open question” as to whether Trump could pardon himself while adding that the top U.S. judicial body “can’t control” whether a president obeys its decisions. Trump has said he has the “absolute power” to pardon himself, part of his executive clemency authority. Asked …

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Barrett Won’t Say If Rulings Decriminalizing Gay Sex, Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Were Rightly Decided

The Washington Post reports: Barrett said Wednesday that she believed two Supreme Court decisions outlawing racial discrimination were correctly decided but declined to say the same for other landmark opinions involving gay rights and access to contraceptives. Those responses came under questioning from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who asked her whether Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed the “separate …

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LIVE VIDEO: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Day Three

The New York Times reports: During the first round of questioning in her Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced a wide variety of meaningful inquiries about her background in a predominantly civil marathon on Tuesday. But with many of the more technical questions asked, committee members will now begin shorter, 20-minute rounds in which they may look …

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Barrett Lobs Anti-LGBT Dog Whistle In Senate Hearing

The Guardian reports: Moments ago, Amy Coney Barrett was asked about Antonin Scalia’s criticism of the ruling that established the right for same-sex couples to marry. Again relying on the “Ginsburg rule,” Barrett declined to offer an opinion on Scalia’s criticism. But she said, “I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on …

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