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Dems acknowledge Barrett likely to be confirmed, warn of 'conservative judicial activism'
Amy Coney Barrett praised for answers in Senate confirmation hearing
Former federal prosecutor Katie Cherkasky and former DOJ deputy director of public affairs Ian Prior weigh in on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s questioning before the Senate.
Democrats cautioned Wednesday that the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett could spark a new chapter of conservative judicial activism.
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They simultaneously conceded that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, who sought to be portrayed as a moderate jurist in a hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee, would likely be confirmed by a party-line vote before Election Day.
DEMS FRAME AMY CONEY BARRETT AS THREAT TO OBAMACARE DURING CONFIRMATION HEARING
The confirmation would be in time for the high court to hear the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which opponents used as their main argument against Barrett.
The Trump administration and Republican-led states are hoping to topple the Obama-era law after Congress eliminated its tax penalty for those who lack health insurance.