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Democrats and Republicans clash over whether Amy Coney Barrett should recuse herself from election decisions if confirmed to the Supreme Court

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democratic Senator Cory Booker on Sunday said he plans to meet with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and see if she's willing to recuse herself from election-related decisions.
"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," said Booker, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Booker cited concerns about Trump's refusal to say whether he'll...
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Joe Biden makes plea to GOP Senators to 'take a step back from the brink' and hold off on Amy Coney Barrett vote

Joe Biden makes plea to GOP Senators to 'take a step back from the brink' and hold off on Amy Coney Barrett vote

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday asked for the Senate to hold off on voting for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and wait for the results of the November general election.
Biden, speaking from the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, appealed to Republican Senators in asking that they respect the will of the voters and allow them to participate in the process.
"If we're going to call ourselves a democracy, their voices must be heard," Biden said. "I urge the American people to keep voting and let your current...
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Koch-backed advocacy group launched a 'full-scale' campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

Koch-backed advocacy group launched a 'full-scale' campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Americans for Prosperity , a political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, is campaigning to support President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, the group said in a press release Saturday.
"today commended President Trump for nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court," the group said in the release, adding that it "now commits the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court."
AFP said it will launch its campaign with "several waves of targeted direct-mail...
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