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Legal Beat

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections and other priorities during the COVID-19 crisis in the drive to seat President Donald Trump’s pick before the Nov. 3 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to recommend Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate,

Legal Beat

Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past positions. Barrett’s confirmation to take the seat of the

Opinion

Opinion: Must A Court Vacancy Become a Political Nightmare?

History often repeats itself. Before treating the present Supreme Court vacancy as an unprecedented circumstance, consider that actually we’ve faced a similar circumstance before. The year was 1956 and Dwight D. Eisenhower was heading into a re-election race when an unexpected opening on the Court occurred. Justice Sherman Minton — a judicial moderate conservative —