U.S. Committee on the Judiciary

American Bar Association calls Barrett “well-qualified” but witness testimonies highlight what’s at stake

BY: - October 15, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is “well-qualified” to serve as justice in the highest court in the land, according to members of the American Bar Association — but witnesses at her hearing weren’t always convinced. After three days of often grueling testimony by senators on the U.S. Committee on the Judiciary, Thursday’s confirmation […]

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett avoids specific questions on abortion and other contentious issues

BY: - October 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett dodged detailed questions on landmark abortion cases that ensure women can have access to abortions. In what was an expected line of questioning on the second day of her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Committee on the Judiciary, Barrett said she has not made any commitment on how […]

A polarizing start to the U.S. Judiciary hearing on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

BY: and - October 12, 2020

Democrats and Republicans spoke passionately and provided far different views Monday morning as the U.S. Committee on the Judiciary launched its hearing on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. “I think this hearing is a sham,” said Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a former candidate for president in 2020. In addition […]