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Senate Approves Amy Coney Barrett 52-48

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, October 26, 2020

And did you know?

She has NEVER argued a case before a court of any kind in her entire life – except maybe moot court in law school.

-and-

Not only that, but…

She’s only been a judge for 2 years 11 months 27 days .
Supreme Court Justice is her 2nd job as a judge.

President Donald Trump signs the commissioning documents for Amy Coney Barrett following the Senate’s confirmation of her along party lines – 52-R ayes to 48-D nays – on Monday, 26 October 2020 to fill the seat vacated on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 18 September 2020.
Barrett has never argued a case in her life, and her nomination to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the President was her first judicial job.
Republicans led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky ramrodded her SCOTUS nomination through – from nomination to approval – in a record 31 calendar days. In stark contrast, from the time of her nomination to the 7th Circuit on May 8, 2017 to Senate confirmation October 31, 2017, was 5 months 24 days.


How Conservative Is Amy Coney Barrett?

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, Laura Bronner, and Anna Wiederkehr
October 14, 2020, 5:58 AM

University of Virginia law professors Joshua Fischman and Kevin Cope analyzed more than 1,700 cases that the 7th Circuit has heard since Barrett joined the court in 2017, including 378 where Barrett cast a vote,1 and according to their analysis, Barrett is part of a cluster of conservative judges at the rightmost edge of the 7th Circuit.

We can also look at how Barrett has ruled in special cases known as “en banc” hearings, which are used when there’s a serious disagreement among the judges about an outcome, or when circuit precedent is being reconsidered. These cases are not very common — Barrett, for instance, has only sat on six en banc panels in her three years on the court — but they can offer a clearer snapshot of a judge’s ideology, as judges often have more freedom in how they rule in these cases, in part because they are not constrained by circuit precedent as they normally would be. En banc hearings are also more comparable to cases the Supreme Court might hear because the legal issues are knottier. And they’re more similar to how the Supreme Court works, because they require all the circuit judges to vote together rather than splitting them into smaller panels of three judges, which is how the appeals court normally operates.

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See: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-conservative-is-amy-coney-barrett/

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