World Amy Coney Barrett: Supreme Court battles symbolize an age when political opponents are also sworn ideological enemies
Fact check: 'Kingdom of God' comment by SCOTUS contender Amy Coney Barrett is missing context in meme
A 2006 remark about the "Kingdom of God" is missing context in a meme that also falsely attributes views on ending separation of church and state. The widely cited reference to Barrett encouraging a “Kingdom of God” is taken out of context. Fact check: No guarantee Obama would've replaced Ginsburg with a progressive justice Amy Coney Barrett’s religious and judicial views Barrett is a conservative and a favorite among the religious right. Trump appointed Barrett to a be a federal appeals court judge in 2017, and she has since ruled in over 100 cases.
The days of relative anonymity are over for President Donald Trump's. A Washington firestorm is already growing around , a conservative federal appeals court judge.
Her every public statement, personal financial decision, college-era escapade, academic opinion, religious belief, political comment and judicial ruling will come under searing scrutiny. And the usual ordeal of Senate confirmation hearings will be even more intense this time around, since it occurs at a moment of extraordinary political stress.
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Trump's pick will create an unassailable conservative majority on a Court that could shape American life for decades, on issues ranging from abortion to climate change. The hearings will take place in the final days of the most contentious election in decades, and Democrats believe Republican lawmakers areAnd if this weren't sufficiently intense, Trump has said the new justice could be called upon to help adjudicate the election results.
Supreme Court confirmations weren't always this contentious., whose death last week triggered this uproar, was confirmed in 1993 by a 96-3 margin. In 2005, the Senate voted 78-22 to install Chief Justice John Roberts. But Supreme Court battles have lately come to symbolize an age when political opponents are also sworn ideological enemies.
Amy Coney Barrett pays homage to conservative mentor Antonin Scalia — 'His judicial philosophy is mine too'
Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor, drew clear comparisons between her legal philosophy and Scalia's, saying "his judicial philosophy is mine too."Barrett paid homage to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who led the conservative wing of the high court before his death in 2016, describing him as her mentor.
Some experts date the birth of the Supreme Court wars to Ronald Reagan's nomination ofin 1987. Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy warned that in Bork's America, "women would be forced into back-alley abortions, Blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution." The senator who presided over Bork's hearings was none other than Joe Biden, who if elected as President may be saddled with a conservative court in the mood for mischief.
Bork wasn't confirmed in the end. But the seeds were sown of a fierce fight for control of the Supreme Court, in which conservatives are now emerging victorious.
Bork was a critic of a Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, which paved the way to legalize birth control. In fiery hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden challenged the nominee on what he understood to be Bork's belief that such rulings are invalid because the Constitution does not distinguish between individual rights that it does not specifically identify.
Bio highlights of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's high court pick
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a bio box on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Amy Coney Barrett, age 48 - A judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominated by President Donald Trump in 2017 and considered once before by Trump for a high court seat; her three-year judicial record shows a clear and consistent conservative bent. - A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Rhodes College who has taught law at Notre Dame, worked for a Washington law firm and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.- A devout Catholic mother of seven and Louisiana native born in 1972, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.
"I mean isn't that what you're saying?" Biden asks above. "No, I'm not entirely but I'll straighten it out," Bork responds, explaining that he believed legislators, not judges, should decide such questions. (Sept. 15, 1987)
Trump, with spectators booing him as he paid respects to Ginsburg at the top of the court steps. Wearing a black mask, Trump turned and headed indoors after a sparse crowd began to yell "Vote him out."
'Enough is enough. You have created enough troubles for the world already'
Who would have guessed that Trump's campaign promise of "so much winning" would include getting seriously burned at the UN fromIn the ongoing battle between China and the US at the United Nations, US Ambassador Kelly Craft accused China of transforming "a local epidemic into a global pandemic" by failing to contain the coronavirus, at a virtual Security Council meeting on Thursday. Chinese ambassador Zhang Jun scolded her in return: "I must say, enough is enough. You have created enough troubles for the world already."
Previewing acrimonious confirmation, Democrats coalesce around Amy Coney Barrett opposition
Democrats objected to both process and the views of Trump's Supreme Court pick, with one senator saying he won't meet with her.One Democratic senator — Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee — said he would not meet with Barrett, as is customary for members of the committee, in protest of Trump’s decision to rush ahead with the nomination so close to an election.
Finally some answers
Earlier this week, we invited you to match speeches givento the presidents and prime ministers who gave them.
Most readers cheated and looked the answers up.
However, even those who relied purely on their wits to identify the style and message of the speeches got quote #1 right: The president who described the world as "one big family" and warned against "the trap of 'clash of civilizations'" was China's Xi Jinping.
"Without looking, I only guessed Xi's words correctly. It is the type of language the Soviets used, without mentioning that the peace must come in their terms," wrote Heikki in Finland.
It was Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who accused the US of putting "the foot of arrogance on the neck of independent nations" in quote #2. Several readers incorrectly guessed this might be Russian President Vladimir Putin, and one French reader confessed she thought it might be the dramatic flourish of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Quote #3 -- "There is no blood in the sand. Those days are hopefully over" -- was a pure Trumpism, though those who guessed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were not far off --the normalization deals recently struck between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE.
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"I cheated and looked up the speeches," wrote Carol in the US. "Most important to me, I wanted to read entirely Trump's words. His speech (#3) was - of course - brag, blame, brag."
And quote #4 -- "When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled flat" -- was in fact Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's warning to greater powers about rising geopolitical tensions. Readers also guessed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Speaking perhaps for her fellow readers, Kathy in Pennsylvania declined to make any guess, but observed, "Watching the UN do something is like watching grass grow. A lot of US citizens are not interested in what's going on around the world. Hence, America First. It's hard enough trying to figure out what's going on living in Trumpville USA."
"Maybe if we were in normal times, or maybe if we weren't leading the charge with the worst pandemic deaths, or maybe if picking a Supreme Court Justice didn't have the intrigue of a spy novel, the average citizen would focus on the UN, which is a pretty important body in the big picture view," she added.
Republicans push Barrett confirmation as Democrats criticize timing .
Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Overwhelmingly, Republicans called Amy Coney Barrett a well-qualified candidate and pushed for a confirmation in the upcoming weeks. Democrats continued to criticize the timing, with some outright saying they wouldn't meet with the nominee.