Here’s what’s next for Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is speeding toward confirmation, with a majority of the Senate supporting her and a final vote expected Monday. She could be sworn in as a justice almost immediately, just a week before the election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve Barrett’s nomination Thursday morning, sending it to the full Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said confirming Barrett, 48, will be “another signature accomplishment” for Republicans in their effort to fill the courts with “men and women who believe in the quaint notion that maybe the job of a judge is to actually follow the law.”
Democrats have made a vigorous case against Barrett’s confirmation and argue the seat last held by the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not be filled so close to the election. Yet they have no recourse to stop it.
A look at what’s next for Barrett’s nomination, and what her confirmation would mean:
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