Supreme Court says no to Satanic Temple which wanted Justice Barrett to recuse herself from case challenging Missouri law

By Dave Andrusko You have to give the Devil (so to speak) his due. The Satanic Temple is nothing if not diligent in its efforts to overturn a Missouri law that requires  a 72-hour waiting period before a woman has an abortion and that she receives “an informed-consent booklet” that “expresses Missouri’s view that ‘[t]he life …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett now Justice Barrett

By Dave Andrusko The United States Senate last night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, succeeded the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett’s confirmation is a tribute most of all to President Donald Trump who kept his promise—as he has all the promises within his ability to do so—to nominate judges …

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Amy Coney Barrett is sworn as the newest member of the Supreme Court

Editor’s note. Last night, President Trump congratulated Amy Coney Barrett for having been confirmed by the Senate to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the standard constitutional oath,  and this morning she took the separate judicial oath, at the Court. What follows is a transcript of President Trump’s remarks …

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National Right to Life Expresses Gratitude to President and Senate Republicans for seating Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — The president of the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization this evening commended President Trump and Senate Republicans for overcoming intense political attacks to successfully seat Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Barrett, with all 47 Senate Democrats voting in opposition …

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National Right to Life Commends Senate Republicans for Advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett Nomination to U.S. Senate Floor

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted 12-0 to favorably advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The full Senate is expected to confirm Barrett early next week. Carol Tobias, president of National Right Life, commented:  “National Right to Life commends Chairman Lindsey …

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Final vote on the confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court expected on Monday

New poll finds 51% of registered voters say she should be confirmed to 28% who say she should not By Dave Andrusko On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent out the following tweet: According to USA Today, at his weekly news conference yesterday, Sen. McConnell said the Senate will take up Judge Barrett’s confirmation …

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Support for Judge Barrett’s confirmation continues to grow as Judiciary Committee vote set for next Thursday

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee formally set a panel vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court for October 22.  Bless Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s generous heart and her incredible patience. Were I the object of the awful accusations hurled at her by lightweights such as …

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Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s Opening Statement at Judiciary Committee Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett

Editor’s note. As the proceedings continue through a second day, we’re posting some of the opening statements in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett, thank you so much for being in front of us today. Welcome to you and, of course, I am …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Opening Statement before Senate Judiciary Committee

Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the Committee: I am honored and humbled to appear before you as a nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. I thank the President for entrusting me with this profound responsibility, as well as for the graciousness that he and the First Lady have shown my family throughout this process. I thank …

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Supreme Court holds off deciding case that suspended FDA rule on chemical abortions

By Dave Andrusko When last we discussed District Judge Theodore Chuang ’s July 14 decision to suspend a FDA rule requiring a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 states had filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court  in support of the Trump Administration’s …

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WaPo hit job on Judge Barrett. Could anything be more predictable?

By Dave Andrusko Some people whose political IQ I consider to be very high have floated the proposition that Democrats may not go to DEFCON 1 in an attempt to defeat the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Really? How quickly we forget.  Does anyone not have nightmares when they recall the …

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Success and motherhood: What Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination means to me

By Danielle White  I would love to say that I was watching live when Amy Coney Barrett delivered her speech accepting President Trump’s nomination for her to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. But I was not. As a mother of three kids under the age of five, I am pretty sure I was mediating …

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