PBS Newshour: Nomination of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Day 2)
Nomination of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Day 2)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Indianz.Com

On Tuesday, at 9am Eastern, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary resumes a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Barrett will take questions from members of the committee on the second day of her hearing. She currently serves as a judge on 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, where she has not decided any Indian law cases.

On the opening day on Monday, committee members delivered opening statements but no one mentioned Indian law. Barrett did not mention Indian law in her opening statement either.

“Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. But courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life,” Barrett told the committee. “The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try.”

The hearing will run through Thursday. On that same day, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), the chairman of the committee, has scheduled an executive business meeting to consider Barrett’s nomination.

Barrett could be approved by the committee as soon as Thursday, meaning she would be ready for a final vote on the U.S. Senate floor.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Notice
Nomination of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Day 2) (October 13, 2020)

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