Senate to Vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination

Headline Roundup October 26th, 2020

After closing debate on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday evening.

Democrats have pushed backed against Republicans for moving forward with Barrett's nomination so close to the election, but the Senate vote is expected to be 52-48 in favor of Barrett.

Senate to Vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination

From the Center
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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is expected on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, as the next justice to the Supreme Court, a move that will tilt the country’s highest court further to the right for years to come.

No nominee to the Supreme Court has ever been confirmed by the Senate this close to a presidential election, with more than 58 million ballots already cast ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

The rush to confirm Barrett, 48, has bitterly divided Democrats and Republicans, who are...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

The Senate voted to end its debate over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Sunday afternoon, a move that sets the stage for a final Senate floor vote for her confirmation on Monday.

Despite efforts by Democratic lawmakers to use procedural maneuvers to slow her appointment, Barrett is on track to be confirmed to the court just about a week before Election Day with almost unanimous support from Senate Republicans.

Republicans have moved quickly to seat Barrett on the court, following her nomination by...

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From the Right
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Debate raged overnight on the Senate floor as Democrats protested the fact Republicans are moving ahead with the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, voting Sunday afternoon to limit debate on the judge and setting up a final confirmation vote on Monday.

"Senate Democrats are taking over the floor all night to fight this sham process by Senate Republicans," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday evening. "We will not stop fighting."

The vote to limit debate on the Barrett nomination -- also called a "cloture" vote...

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