Federal Spotlight: Supreme Court Nomination Hearings Took Place This Week

October 15, 2020

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett from Monday through today. Opening remarks were given by members of the committee and Judge Barrett herself on Monday. Committee members then took the next few days to question the nominee on a wide variety of topics ranging from her past rulings, her position on rulings where she was not involved in the case, her judicial philosophy, where she might stand on future issues brought before her should she be confirmed to the Supreme Court and more. Today there will be a committee markup and also outside consultation with another panel. It is expected the nominee could pass out of committee as early as next Thursday, and then a full vote of the Senate could occur within days after that.