What Amy Coney Barrett could mean for Obamacare


He asked her about the propriety of a judge putting "their religious views above applying the law".

Barrett also said she would "consider" recusing herself from a case that arises from a dispute in the election.

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

Barrett, 48, said in the statement that it will be an "honor of a lifetime" to serve alongside the current eight justices. Harrison asked at a debate last week. Graham's fiery 2018 defense of Kavanaugh helped cement the senator's close relationship with Trump and generated renewed support from conservatives.

Lee and another member of the committee, Sen. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate, is among those participating remotely. "I don't think Trump is sunk quite yet but his reelection is certainly not a lock, whereas with Barrett I would be really surprised if she doesn't get through".

Speaking with Politico on the impending confirmation hearings, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that health care is the top issue for Americans.

Democratic vice presidential nominee and Sen. What Senator Durbin was getting at, essentially, was asking her if she takes her faith seriously, which is a problem with the secular elites, specifically on the Left.

"I've been mapping out paths to 270 electoral votes nearly every week since July and it's gotten to a point now where it's just a depressing exercise", this person said, adding that cementing a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court "is more important than ever" given the president's reelection prospects.

Republicans have accused Democrats of questioning Barrett's faith and whether it would affect her decisions.

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A Roman Catholic, she says she believes in the "power of prayer". "Nothing is more important to me, and I am so proud to have them behind me". "Whatever happens, happens. We've just got to focus on Barrett right now". "And it is at direct stake with this Supreme Court nominee given her past statements, given the balance on the court", Schumer said. It gave Barrett a chance to respond to Democrats who have opposed her because of her potential as a justice to undermine the 2010 healthcare law and its protection for patients with pre-existing conditions. Barrett's membership in a Christian group called People of Praise has also drawn scrutiny, as has a law review article she co-authored decades ago that concluded that Catholic judges are "morally precluded from enforcing the death penalty".

"I call on you and every member of the Democratic caucus to publicly reject Sen". Dianne Feinstein, as the panel held a second day of hearings on Barrett's nomination. Barrett said she had.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, meeting on a federal holiday, kicked off four days of statements and testimony in an environment that has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., have not said if they will attend in person. They say Republicans are rushing the confirmation process.

Barrett has said the late Justice Antonin Scalia was a mentor to her and she was a former clerk for him.

"Why risk pissing away an election that will be won or lost at the margins for something we know is 99% guaranteed?" said the Trump campaign aide. Democrats worry she would vote to rule the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. "That's what I'll be trying to lay bare in the upcoming hearings". Both attended a September 26 Rose Garden ceremony in Barrett's honor that seems to have been a major spreader of the virus.

Children of US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett wear protective masks while listening during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, October 13, 2020. He said he does not have symptoms and could join hearings in person later in the week. They are urging Graham to require COVID-19 testing of all senators.

Barrett has criticised a 2012 Supreme Court ruling authored by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts that upheld the law, popularly known as Obamacare.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts "should not try" to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government.