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What news can Americans expect to come out of Judge Amy Coney Barrett?s Supreme Court

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What news can Americans expect to come out of Judge Amy Coney Barrett?s Supreme Court

10.12.20 01:44 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is*officially underway.*Over*the next four days,*22 senators*will*be tasked with*questioning the nominee*about her legal philosophy,*judicial*qualifications,*and case record. Though it seems like most senators support the confirmation of Judge Barrett to our country’s highest court,*nothing in politics is ever certain. In the*following Q&A, Americans for Prosperity Policy Counsel Eric Bolinder*explains what we should be looking for in these confirmation hearings and what we can expect. Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Senate began*today but*is expected to last four days. What kinds of questions directed at the nominee from members of the Judiciary Committee can viewers expect to hear?* We hope and expect that senators will ask Judge Barrett about her judicial philosophy and*approach to cases that come before her. We know from her past scholarship and*experience*on the 7th Circuit*that Judge Barrett is a constitutionalist — a judge who applies textualism and originalism and rules based on what the plain text of the law and Constitution is, rather than legislating from the bench. Unfortunately, we expect some senators may try to apply outcome-specific litmus tests to Judge Barrett. They’ll ask her to predict how she’ll rule […]

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