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Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation to shape policy for years to come

Barrett, only 48 years old, could sit on the bench for decades to come. And while some judges will be “injustice” after being appointed, Republicans are convinced that Barrett will be a solid conservative vote on issues such as abortion and gun rights.

Amy Coney Barrett is listening to US President Donald Trump at the Supreme Court swearing at a ceremony at the White House on Monday night (AEDT on Tuesday).credit:AP

“This is the most open and professional life judicial candidate for the Supreme Court in my life,” said Republican Senator Josh Hawley, who is approaching a final confirmation vote. “This is an individual who is open to her criticism of that unjust decision. Roe v. Wade.. “

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Barrett’s influence can be felt almost immediately if the Supreme Court is asked to decide on a dispute arising from an election. The Democrats urged Barrett to withdraw from the election-related case, as Trump clearly stated that he wanted her in court for this purpose. However, Supreme Court judges rarely withdrew from major cases, and Barrett did not promise to do so at her nomination hearing.

Meanwhile, Democrats are furious. They already believed that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell “stolen” a Supreme Court candidate in 2016 when he refused to hold a hearing for Obama’s chosen Merrick Garland. Now they are suffering from Trump’s resentment to appoint justice just eight days before the election.

Total votes in the Senate confirming that Amy Coney Barrett will be a judge in the Supreme Court.

Total votes in the Senate confirming that Amy Coney Barrett will be a judge in the Supreme Court.credit:Senate TV / AP

Republicans do not violate any rules, but their hardball tactics dynamically escalate all winners’ takes in the Senate. If the Democratic Party gains control of the Senate’s majority next week, expect great impetus to abolish filibuster. This is a procedural habit that requires a high threshold of 60 votes to pass most bills.

“The old senator is gone,” said Democratic Senator Brian Schatz.

“Now I don’t even have the desire to do big things here. There is no ambition to solve America’s problems here, and there is no restraint on the exercise of power.”

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But the Supreme Court battle was a bit of a fuss in terms of shaking the elections. It was as historic as the order of the events, but there are no signs that they have radically changed the campaign.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania just hours before Barrett’s confirmation, Trump didn’t mention her until almost an hour before his speech. This is a sign that he doesn’t believe his campaign will change the vote. People excited about this issue already knew who they would vote for, whether they were Republicans or Democrats.

According to AP, Chief Justice John Roberts will make a second oath, known as a judicial oath, to a former United States Court of Appeals judge at a private ceremony held in court on Tuesday.

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