Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court pick

SCOTUSblog: "Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court" - "Shortly after he appointed then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Donald Trump reportedly told his advisors that he was "saving" Judge Amy Coney Barrett, another of the finalists for the Kennedy slot, in case Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stepped down from the bench".

If confirmed she would become only the fifth woman to sit on the nine seat supreme court.

The pick marks the beginning of what is expected to be a nasty partisan battle on Capitol Hill.

"The Senate will confirm her next month", declared Sen.

In the week since the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose Supreme Court seat Trump is attempting to fill, Barrett emerged as the frontrunner for Trump's nomination and visited the White House twice.

Over the weekend, Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that Ms Barrett's confirmation hearing would begin on October 12.

"If you look at her, her past actions and rulings, I guess she maybe would be in the [pro-life] category that you mentioned", he said. In 2008 the Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution guarantees the right to own a gun.

The Supreme Court has for years been reluctant to take on new guns cases, but that could change under a more conservative court.

"It's unbelievable to me that Judge Barrett has publicly criticized the decision by Chief Justice Roberts that upheld the constitutionality of the ACA and that President Trump is making it clear a vote for Judge Barrett to be on the Supreme Court is a vote to repeal the ACA and take away health care protection from a majority of Americans during a pandemic", Coon said.

Barrett's confirmation would solidify a 6-3 conservative majority at the Supreme Court. The 48-year-old served on the federal appeals court judge since 2017 and is a favorite of social conservatives and the religious right.

Democrats claim Barrett's religion could affect her thoughts on abortion when it comes to the landmark Roe v. Wade case. If the Senate pushes through Barrett, this will be the third justice picked by Trump during his term as president.

Prior to Saturday's announcement, Mr. James said he would "fairly and honestly evaluate every Supreme Court nominee, regardless of which political party nominates" and cast Mr. Peters as an obstructionist.

David Hogg, a co-founder of the movement, called on McConnell to "honor" Ginsburg's last wish not to be replaced until a new president was sworn into office.

"And it doesn't matter what the process is here - what matters is what it means personally to the American people", Pelosi said, before listing a number of things she said were at stake if Obamacare was struck down by the high court.

The latest polls show the Senate race here is tightening and that Mr. James is well within striking distance.

"I say this gently: Sell insane somewhere else; we're all stocked up here", Kennedy said. The other is in Alabama, where Sen.

Earlier this year, a divided Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights. "Over 40 million Americans that pay less for drugs on Medicare".

Barrett's record also makes clear women's reproductive freedom will be at risk, Schumer said.

"Of course, it could also energize the left; although, I think the potential voters who would be fired up by the confirmation or the pick itself are already planning to vote", he said.

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