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Judge Amy Coney Barrett's U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Judge Amy Coney Barrett's U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings”

United States President Donald Trump's pick for a US Supreme Court vacancy said she will rule based on the law, not her personal views, in prepared remarks issued on Sunday ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing this week.

Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, draws on faith and family in her prepared opening remarks for the hearings, which begin Monday as the country is in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate Republicans have vowed a quick confirmation for the Supreme Court nominee.

"We're going to work safely", said the committee's chairman, Sen. Dick Durbin told reporters, noting ACA arguments that will be heard before the Supreme Court on Nov. 10, and the possibility of a dispute over the outcome of the November elections.

Health care will be the top issue of focus, said Minnesota Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the committee's senior Democrat, said. Others included Sens. Patrick Leahy, Chris Coons, Sheldon Whitehouse and Cory Booker. All the Republican members sidelined by the event are expected to return at some point this week; they can participate in the hearings remotely. "And if there is one, I would oppose the nominee, not because I might not support that nominee under normal circumstances, but we're simply too close to the election, and in the interest of being fair to the American people - and consistent, since it was with the [Merrick] Garland nomination".

"It is troubling that Judge Barrett supplemented her [Senate Judiciary Questionnaire] to include these talks only after they were identified by the press", the lawmakers wrote.

Barrett will face questions from senators on Tuesday and Wednesday in lengthy all-day sessions.

"Courts are not created to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life", Barrett says in the remarks, which The Associated Press obtained.

Republicans are moving at a breakneck pace to seat Barrett before the November 3 election to secure Trump's pick, which would put her on the bench for any election-related challenges.

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Democrats are trying in vain to delay the fast-track confirmation, raising fresh concerns about the safety of meeting as two GOP senators on the panel tested positive for COVID-19. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., have not said if they will attend in person.

Graham said that the hearing room was "CDC-compliant".

Republican senators praised Barrett, an appellate court judge and a favorite of religious conservatives, as well qualified for a lifetime job on the high court and a worthy successor to the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Outside groups are pushing Democrats to make a strong case against what they call an illegitimate confirmation, when people are already voting in some states, saying the victor of the presidency should make the pick.

"Amy Coney Barrett needs to come clean about her ties to far-right organizations and produce more information on the speeches she gave about Roe v. Wade", said Kang.

A Roman Catholic, she says she believes in the "power of prayer".

Ordinarily, Barrett would get to show off her family and seven children. But the White House event announcing her nomination, in which most of the audience did not wear masks, has been labeled a "superspreader" for the coronavirus.

Coons said he told Barrett he was anxious she was chosen by Trump to rule against the ACA. She and her husband, Jesse, tested positive for the virus earlier this year and recovered, two administration officials have said. At that time, Republicans held up the hearings of Obama's pick for eight months prior to the 2016 presidential election in order to stop Obama from choosing the next Supreme Court justice.

"Courts are not created to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life", Barrett said in a draft of her opening statement.

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