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Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Mom, Career Woman and Legal Scholar

A woman of faith, working mother, wife, respected scholar, and person of integrity and character well describe Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  If confirmed this week by the United States Senate, she would become the first United States Supreme Court Justice to have school-aged children while serving on our nation’s highest court. Her story resonates with

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McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, calling Barrett “a gift to America” during a brief meeting Wednesday. The meeting, one of a series between senators and Barrett, came on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination, which

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Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. The Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to change the

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Amy Coney Barrett: ‘I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law’

It’s day two of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court. As expected, Judge Barrett is proving that she understands our Constitution and the importance of separation of powers far better than Senate Democrats do. Since fewer than one-third of Americans want the Senate to reject Barrett’s nomination, Democrats have made

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Conservatives United, Excited As SCOTUS Hearings Get Underway

“Today we have reason to celebrate,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told activists and the press following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s opening hearing Monday on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “Judge Barrett is very soon going to be confirmed as Justice Barrett.” Cruz joined fellow Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) Josh Hawley

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Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to lock in a conservative court majority for years to come. The mood is likely to shift to a more confrontational tone as

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