WA lawmakers, leaders weigh in as SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin

Четверг, 15 Окт, 2020

The judge said she can not weigh in on Scalia's position on abortion or on the right for same-sex couples to marry, which was another question Ms. Feinstein posed.

"I can't offer an opinion on recusal without short-circuiting that entire process", she said.

"The first tendency is often qualified as "realist" while the second considers the law to be unchanging and intangible", said Didier Combeau, in his book Being American today.

Barrett returned to a Capitol Hill mostly locked down with COVID-19 protocols, the mood quickly shifting to a more confrontational tone from opening day.

Feinstein noted that before Trump named Barrett to a federal appellate court judgeship in 2017, she wrote a law review article contending that Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote upholding the health care law with what she claimed was contorted reasoning so that the law would remain in effect.

That would allow for final approval late next week and a vote by the full Republican-majority Senate before the end of the month, just days ahead of the presidential and congressional elections.

The president seemed pleased with her performance.

"The original meaning of the Second Amendment-and I went through a lot of detailed history in [Kanter v. Barr]-does support the idea that governments are free to keep guns out of the hands of the risky", Barrett said.

Worse yet would be progressive Democrats demanding that Mr. Biden promise to expand the size of the Supreme Court in order to appoint more "progressive" justices if he wins the presidency.

Video shows Amy Cooper calling cops on Black man in Central Park Video shows Amy Cooper, a White woman, call police on Christian Cooper, a Black man, after he asked her to put her dog on a leash in Central Park. Barrett dodged that by appealing to something Justice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings. Dianne Feinstein focused not, as some might have expected, on whether Barrett might join in overturning Roe vs. Wade, but on the danger that Barrett would rule the wrong way in California vs. Texas, a case that will be argued before the court a week after the election.

Graham also quickly asked if the Catholic judge would be able to shelve her personal beliefs to adhere to law.

Barrett was asked if she thinks that she should recuse herself from deciding a case now on the Supreme Court's docket: whether Obamacare will stand without the individual mandate or whether the Trump administration's effort to eliminate the healthcare law entirely.

Democrats had no such reticence.

"Somebody might make the argument that it's possible for three people to love each other genuinely, and that might work its way to the court if somebody wanted to make that argument", he said.

He continued: 'I have never been more proud of a nominee than you'.

Earlier on in his questioning, Graham appeared to concede that Barrett's appointment to the court could effectively abolish the already-fragile majority that led to same-sex marriage in all 50 states - but insisted that a move to overturn the precedent would not necessarily re-ban couples from getting married. "I will do that still". One of the cases is coming to the Supreme Court while others were decided years ago.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) blasted Republicans for moving forward with the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, just weeks before the presidential election.

Democratic senators used the hearing to paint Ms Barrett as a threat to the Obamacare healthcare law, President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement that enabled millions of Americans to get medical coverage.

Here is a look at the cases that were referenced repeatedly by both senators and Barrett. It is a decision she must make for herself.

However, Judge Barrett added: "I want to be careful to say that if I'm confirmed you would not be getting Justice Scalia".

Barrett, a staunch conservative, was the only person who Trump interviewed for the position. Republicans painted Barrett as a worthy successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but in the mold of Barrett's mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Democrats are demanding that she pledge not to take part in any election case, but she has made no such commitment.

The answers came after Barrett told Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that "making broader diagnoses about the problem of racism is kind of beyond what I'm capable of doing as a judge".