Details of Amy Coney Barrett’s Monday confirmation hearing released

Details of Amy Coney Barrett's Monday confirmation hearing released

Carrie Severino previews Monday’s Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing Two U.S. senators from Indiana and a former law professor will introduce Judge Amy Coney Barrett to America on Monday as the Supreme Court nominee’s high-stakes Senate confirmation hearings get underway. Sens. Todd Young and Michael Braun, both Republicans, and Patricia O’Hara, a former Notre Dame Law School professor, will speak at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, according to new details released by the committee Friday night. The trio of Hoosiers will each deliver a 5-minute speech about Barrett’s qualifications for the high court before Barrett — the choice of President Trump to fill a court vacancy created by the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — is sworn in to testify. DEMOCRATS RESIGNED THAT AMY CONEY BARRETT CONFIRMATION IS INEVITABLE: ‘WE CAN’T STOP THE OUTCOME’ Barrett, a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge, will then deliver her opening remarks to the committee to cap off the first day of her confirmation hearings. Questioning of Barrett will start in earnest Tuesday when Senate Democrats on the committee are expected to grill her on issues related to health care, abortion and gun rights. Barrett graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1997. After clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and working in private practice, she returned to Notre Dame in 2002 as a law school professor. Her fellow Fighting Irish faculty supported her successful 2017 nomination to the federal appeals court. […]

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