October 16, 2020
Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin for Amy Coney Barrett
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. On Wednesday, Barrett tried to ease mounting anxiety about the future of the ACA, suggesting that the law might survive its upcoming legal challenge from the Trump Administration. Barrett declined to answer questions, however, about her willingness to uphold Roe v. Wade or the White House’s duty to a peaceful transfer of power. The Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett’s nomination on October 22nd, with a full Senate vote to follow.