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Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

27 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By The Associated Press
Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor and current judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Barrett to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES
“However cagey a justice may be at the nomination stage, her approach to the Constitution becomes evident in the opinions she writes.... It would be difficult for a modern justice to avoid revealing her position on whether the original...
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The Latest: Graham: Court vote could be week before election

27 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - The Latest on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court :
9:50 p.m.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham says he hopes his committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court by the week of Oct. 26, setting up a final confirmation vote on the Senate floor one week before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Trump nominated Barrett on Saturday to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Graham said after Trump's announcement that his committee will hold four days of confirmation hearings the week of Oct. 12, and it would...
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Amy Coney Barrett Wants Felons to Have Guns, But Not Votes

27 days ago   |   By The New Republic

Like other journalists, I spent the bulk of this past week reviewing the writings and opinions of Amy Coney Barrett, who became President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court nominee on Saturday. Her confirmation by the Senate will cement what the appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh already achieved: a profoundly conservative majority on the nation's highest court for decades to come. Though Trump may lose the election this fall, his imprint on the federal courts will endure well into the second half of this century. Most of the attention towards Barrett's paper trail is focused...
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Brace for a bitter debate on America's religious freedom in Senate: Goodwin

Brace for a bitter debate on America's religious freedom in Senate: Goodwin

27 days ago   |   By New York Post

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed for the Supreme Court, the credit will go to President Trump for nominating her and the GOP Senate for producing the votes. But Barrett will also owe a big thank you to Sen. Dianne Feinstein. It was Feinstein, a California Democrat, who inadvertently made the Roman Catholic mother of...
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Two crew dead as US Navy aircraft crashes into Alabama home, sparking fire

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