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US Estate of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Senate to rule on Justice Amy Coney Barrett's candidacy Monday

16:15  21 october  2020
16:15  21 october  2020 Source:   elle.fr

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett strives to show independence from White House, Republicans

  Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett strives to show independence from White House, Republicans The confirmation hearing is wedged closely between Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and an election in which Republicans could lose power.In a marathon session before the Senate Judiciary Committee just three weeks from Election Day, Barrett was put on the defensive by Democrats charging that she was picked because of her views on abortion, gun rights, same-sex marriage and particularly the health care law headed to the high court for the third time next month.

Eight days before the US presidential election, senators will vote next Monday on the Conservative judge's candidacy for the Supreme Court. An appointment that could have serious consequences for the presidential election and the rights of women.

La juge Amy Coney Barrett lors de sa rencontre avec le sénateur républicain Shelley Moore Capito au Capitole, le 30 septembre 2020. © Shutterstock / SIPA Judge Amy Coney Barrett during her meeting with Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito on Capitol Hill, September 30, 2020.

Will a conservative figure soon replace an icon of progressivism at the Supreme Court ? The answer will be known very soon. The Head of the Upper House of Congress, announced Tuesday that the US Senate will rule next Monday on the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. She was appointed by Donald Trump after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18. "This will be another major accomplishment in our effort to appoint men and women to federal courts who believe in the bizarre notion that their job as judges is to follow the law," Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said in a statement. press briefing.

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Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old conservative magistrate, was appointed on September 26 by Donald Trump to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died eight days earlier. Despite the opposition of the Democrats who wanted to wait for the results of the US presidential election, the Republican president and his allies marched forward to obtain the approval of the Senate, mandatory under the Constitution, before the poll of the November 3.

Still ambiguous position on abortion

Last week Judge Barrett was heard for three days by the Senate Judiciary Committee. This brilliant lawyer, who came with six of her seven children, recognized that her Catholic faith played an important role in her life, but vowed to keep her at bay in her work as a judge. Under heavy but courteous fire of questions, however, she refused to reveal her positions on a number of hot topics, starting with the right to abortion.

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The judicial committee is due to meet on Thursday for a first procedural vote which will allow debates in plenary to begin the next day. Several steps will be necessary before moving to the final vote on Monday. Given the Republican majority in the Senate (53 seats out of 100), and despite the announced defection of two Republican senators, Judge Barrett is almost guaranteed to be confirmed. She could take the oath in the wake and join the temple of Law on the eve of the election.

If this scenario materializes, the arrival of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court will strengthen the presence of Catholics in the highest legal body of the United States. They will be six out of nine judges, while the Catholic community represents only one fifth of the American population.

Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to Supreme Court following all-night Senate session .
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised become the ninth justice on the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.The Republican-led Senate is expected to confirm her to the Supreme Court in a vote Monday evening, capping off a sprint to place Barrett on the high court before Election Day over Democratic objections.

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