Trump nominates Amy Coo Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in the Senate ratification process?

 President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Koei-Barrett to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Supreme Court, who has started fighting on Capitol Hill as Republicans try to confirm the judge. The aim was to do so ahead of the November 3 presidential election. 

Trump nominates Amy Coo Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in the Senate ratification process?


If the process for a nominee looks like it did for a former Supreme Court nominee, then the Senate committee will have four days of hearings and then a final ratification vote by a full 100-member Senate Will be.

 

Confirmation hearings are expected’ to begin in the Senate on October 12, two Capitol Hill sources confirmed to the United States today.

 

Here is what to know about the process in Congress to uphold the justice of the Supreme Court:

 

Voting by the Senate Judiciary Committee

In past confirmations, the nominee will face a lengthy scrutiny process by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a panel accused of scrutinizing judicial appointments.

 

Generally, this process can take up to two months. This includes one-on-one meetings between senators and the nominee, an in-depth examination of the nominee's FBI background, requests for documents and in-depth questioning of the host nominee's views on the matter raised by the Supreme Court. Can go

 

This process can take a long time if there is a hiccup in the background of reporters. For example, Justice Brett Cavanaugh's nomination was delayed’ by allegations of sexual harassment and took three months in 2018.

 

After meetings and hearings, the panel votes on whether to send the nomination to the full Senate. Only a simple majority of the 22-member panel, which includes 12 Republicans and 10 Democrats, is needed’ to send a nominee off the committee.

 

Who are the key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee?

 

Sean Lindsay Graham, RSC, and its top Democrat is Sean Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., head the Judiciary Committee

 

Several senators on the Judiciary Committee are ready for re-election this year, including several Republicans from the swing states who face stiff races like Iowa's Sen. Johnny Ernest and North Carolina's Thom Tillis. Both Ernest and Telis have said they support moving forward to fill the court vacancy.

 

Graham is also ready for re-election this year, although his opponent is the Republican who made an unbiased prediction in the Coke political report.

 

Their tough race means they will face tremendous public pressure on both sides of the aisle during the verification process. In North Carolina, for example, Tills Democratic challenger Call Cunningham and his campaign have already criticized Tills for deciding to support Trump's nominee before he is nominated’. Tales, for his part, has tied himself to the president in the hope that it will increase his chances in November. He announced before Trump's rally in North Carolina that he supported the nominee and would vote for him.

 

Democrat vice Presidential nominees Sen, Kamala Harris and D-Calif., are also on the committee, asking definite questions. Progressives praised Conanno's questioning during the confirmation hearings. Television hearings offer him a high-profile platform during the last part of the presidential campaign.

 

What have senators said about filling seats?

 

Republican senators have the support to move forward with the nomination process and fill the seat before election’ day.

 

Democrats wanted to vote after election’ day in hopes of Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning the presidency and Democrats taking control of the Senate. Sen. Mitt Romney, R. Utah, previously thought of as a swing vote, announced his support for a nominee earlier this week, an indication Republicans are pushing for the ratification process. Necessary votes have been’ obtained.

 

Democrats have acknowledged that they do not have the votes to prevent the nominee from running. Feinstein said Thursday that he has no "power" to stop a candidate, although he opposed Trump's efforts to fill the seat before the inauguration of a new president.

 

Senators usually meet with the nominee one-on-one, but some Democrats say they will abandon the process altogether. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday that he would not meet with any of the nominees before the election. A member of the panel Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, told NPR on Tuesday that she would consider boycotting the confirmation hearings altogether.

 

After Trump announced Barrett as his nominee, Democratic senators stood in opposition when Republicans praised the election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schmidt, D-N.Y. "We strongly oppose this nomination," it said in a statement.

 

"The American people must make no mistake," he said. For Senator Amy Connie Barrett, a senator's vote is a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and protect millions of Americans.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R.K. Called Barrett "an exceptionally influential jurist and a highly qualified nominee."

 

"I'm looking forward to meeting with the nominee next week and studying his record and credentials. As I said, this nomination will be voted on in the Senate in the coming weeks," McConnell said. ““The court, the Senate, and the American people - not to mention the nominee and his family - deserve a fair process that focuses on the merits of Judge Barrett. I hope all 100 senators respect this serious process and respectfully yours, Command. "

 

Final vote in the Senate

After Barrett's approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate will be tasked’ with voting on it.

 

To clear the 100-member organization, the nominee will need a simple majority of 51 votes. The GOP has a modest 53-47 majority, meaning it cannot lose four votes, as Vice President Mike Pence will break a 50-50 tie.

 

Republicans look to Trump's nominee to win the vote, with only two GOP members in the body, Sen. Susan Collins, R. Mine, and Lisa Markowski, R. Alaska, saying they weigh in on voters. We do not support the approval of this option before the first weight gain. Election day.

 

Democrats are publicly supporting the People's Republic to move closer to the election of a candidate and to thwart similar democratic efforts in 2016.

 

Four years ago, many Republicans raised concerns when President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merck Garland in an election year, leading Democrats to lash out at the same senators for backing Trump's nominee. Was accused.

 

But very few Democrats out there can really stop the nomination.

 

Some Democrats have urged the party leadership to launch another impeachment probe to stop the Senate or shut down the government, as well as take the last-ditch measures, but Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have poured cold water on the proposals. Given

 

"The result has come out," St. du Jones, D-Ella, who faces a tough re-election bid in the red, told reporters at a virtual press conference on Friday. "It's unfortunate, but it's really important. Very few people can stand up and talk and remind the American people that their vote matters, and their vote will be counted."

 

How long does it take?

According to the Non-Partisan Congressional Research Service, the average length of Supreme Court confirmation since 1975 is 70 days until the last vote is’ submitted.

 

If Republicans want to confirm any new justice by election day, which they have hinted at, they will need to move much faster than previous confirmations. November 3 is only 38 days.

 

Ginsburg was confirmed’ 50 days after the announcement of the nomination in the final Senate vote in June 1980.

 

Here is how long it took to confirm the current judges in the Supreme Court since the announcement of the nomination:

 

·        Kavanaugh: 89 days

·        Gorsuch: 66 days

·        Kagan: 87 days

·        Sotomayor: 72 days

·        Alito: 92 days

·        Roberts: 72 days

·        Breyer: 77 days

 

Thomas: 106 days McNeil, however, says the precedent allows for pre-ratification before the Senate, and Graham says the Senate has votes.

 

What effect will this have on the election?

 

Both Republicans and Democrats have sought to use the court battle as an election issue in the weeks leading up to November. The court is one of the planned topics for the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden on Tuesday, and is likely to play a major role in the election.

 

When asked about Trump's pending nominee in an interview with "CBS This Morning with Gail King" on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the nomination was related’ to health care and election-related issues. Coupled with potentially controversial decisions before a court.

 

"I just want people to know what's going on, because if Republicans insist on moving forward, then there's a price to pay," he said. Pelosi said the court is set to hear arguments on the Affordable Care Act soon, and may consider election-related matters.

 

"The rush for a decision is about ending the Healthcare and Affordable Care Act and the health care mandate that covers pre-health conditions," Jones said Friday.

 

Trump has said he wants to fill the seat soon so that the court can rule on election-related disputes, and Republicans are likely to sway the court further to the right with a 6-3 conservative majority.

 

"My liberal friends have been accustomed to the idea of ​​a liberal court for decades, and it's not written in the stars," Romney said earlier this week.

 

Polling shows that voters on both sides of the aisle are mobilized’ through fighting in the Supreme Court. Both sides have cut off advertisements about the court and are trying to woo supporters. Democratic candidates and progressive groups are raising fundraising records, voter registration is on the rise, and the Trump campaign is already selling "full seat" T-shirts.


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