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Barrett won’t give her opinion on ‘contentious matter’ of climate change

Are climate change and global warming happening? U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she wouldn't comment on the "contentious matter" at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.

Is Barrett an adequate Ginsburg replacement? Debate over philosophy is appropriate, she says

If a senator wants to vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett because of her judicial philosophy, she is OK with that.

‘I hope that you aren’t suggesting that I don’t have my own mind,’ Barrett tells senator

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, pushed back Wednesday when Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware contrasted decisions of the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.

SCOTUS nominee says she’d keep an open mind about cameras in the high court

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Wednesday her federal appeals court has allowed video recording of oral arguments, and she would keep an open mind about the issue in the high court.

Barrett: No one is above the law, but Supreme Court can’t force other branches to comply with judgments

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett agreed with the statement that no one is above the law during questioning at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. But Barrett did not comment…

Barrett: Sharing Scalia’s philosophy doesn’t mean I agree with every sentence he said

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett deflected questions on Wednesday about whether she agreed with Justice Antonin Scalia's assertion during oral arguments that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a "perpetuation of racial entitlement."

What you need to know for Day 3 of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing

As the third day of questioning begins, here’s what you might have missed.

Sen. Booker complains of rushed nomination process for Barrett, notes Notre Dame profs’ call for delay

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey posed a series of questions to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday, eliciting an unequivocal statement that she condemns white supremacy. But Barrett mostly avoided other questions premised on current events.

After seeing George Floyd video, Barrett says she wept with her daughter

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday it’s obvious that racism still exists in the United States, and it is personal for her multiracial family.

Barrett says she doesn’t see Roe v. Wade as ‘super precedent’

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, has acknowledged that seven cases are “super precedent,” but Roe v. Wade isn’t one of them.

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she’s not ‘hostile’ to the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said during her confirmation hearing Tuesday she is not "hostile" to the Affordable Care Act or to any statute passed by Congress.

Would Barrett recuse in 2020 election case? She spoke of appearances but didn’t answer the question

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett emphasized during her nomination hearing Tuesday that she has made no commitments to rule a certain way in conversations with President Donald Trump, his staff members or anyone else.

Barrett: Racism and discrimination is ‘abhorrent’; ‘I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference’

Like Supreme Court nominees before her, Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to talk about how she would rule in pending cases when questioned during the second day of her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

What you need to know for Day 2 of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee should expect some long days ahead as senators begin questioning U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

In delayed remarks, retired Notre Dame law dean praises Barrett as ‘brilliant but humble’

Patricia O’Hara, retired dean at the University of Notre Dame Law School, praised U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s character and intellect in a late introduction that was delayed by technical difficulties.

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