Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented her approach to the law as conservative and fair on Monday at the start of fast-tracked confirmation hearings, while angry Democrats, powerless to stop her, cast her as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic.
With her husband and six of their seven children behind her in a hearing room off-limits to the public and altered for COVID-19 risks, Barrett delivered views at odds with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose seat President Donald Trump nominated her to fill, likely before Election Day.
We recap Monday and preview what’s ahead for today.
With files from the Associated Press.
Pratheepan Gulasekaram, professor of law at Santa Clara Law, where he specializes in constitutional and immigration law
Brian T. Fitzpatrick, professor of law at Vanderbilt University and former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom Judge Coney Barrett also clerked, and former Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)