The Liberal Case for Confirming Amy Coney Barrett

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, October 13, 2020. (Alex Edelman/Pool via Reuters)
Although Barrett was initially confirmed in 2017 in a bipartisan vote, most Democrats have already sworn off voting for her. Here’s why they should reconsider.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen Senate Democrats began to participate in Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings on Monday, the Affordable Care Act was front and center. According to Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Barrett “has signaled in the judicial equivalent of all caps that she believes the Affordable Care Act must go.” In earlier comments, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer argued she would “vote to eliminate health care for millions.” And although Senate Democrats have been more guarded in their language, Democratic activists haven’t held back in describing her as an arch-conservative. (Per Occupy Democrats, a popular Facebook page, she is a “far-right

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