Monday, September 28, 2020

GRAHAM: Barrett Confirmation Hearings Oct 12-22, Possible Senate Floor ‘Around’ Oct 26; Dems say Judge Barrett Should Recuse Herself in Election Disputes

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Barrett confirmation hearings to begin Oct. 12, Graham says:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Saturday the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett will begin Oct. 12.
“That will be 16 days from nomination,” the South Carolina Republican told Fox News, noting other justices have been confirmed in roughly that amount of time.
The schedule would set the judge’s confirmation vote before the full U.S. Senate to take place by the end of the month — before the Nov. 3 Election Day. --->READ MORE HERE
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Democrats say Judge Barrett should recuse herself in election disputes:
Senate Judiciary Democrats are demanding Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pledge to recuse herself from any election challenge, saying she would side with President Trump.
Sen. Cory A. Booker, a member of the Judiciary Committee that will hold the confirmation hearings, said he will press her about recusal when they meet one-on-one before the hearings.
“I’m going to make it very clear. One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized,” Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, another Judiciary Committee member, said a recusal pledge would “evidence the fact that she wants to be fair.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee to vote by Oct. 22 on Barrett nomination

Graham: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Could Get to the Senate Floor ‘Around’ October 26

Cory Booker: Amy Coney Barrett must say whether she would recuse herself from ruling on 2020 election cases

Durbin: Democrats 'can't stop the outcome' on SCOTUS fight

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