The Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's voting laws, rejecting an effort to require the counting of absentee ballots arriving after Election Day.
The Senate on Monday night confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court, succeeding the late liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Senate Republicans appear to have the 51 votes needed to approve the conservative jurist a month after her nomination.
Over two dozen constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed legislation recently introduced by a trio of House Democrats that would establish 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
All 10 Democrats on the committee are expected to boycott the vote and fill their empty seats with posters of people who rely on Obamacare.
Senate Democrats Tuesday are using the Supreme Court's 4-4 divide on Pennsylvania mail-in ballots as occasion to criticize Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who, if confirmed later this month will be on the high court's bench in time to hear election-related disputes.
One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the "Remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.
Some observers have wondered if Sen. Mitt Romney — the sole Republican lawmaker who voted to impeach President Trump — would support the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a Supreme Court justice.
Joe Biden said he'd announce if he supported a Democratic effort to expand the Supreme Court before the election, arguing a statement three weeks before Nov. 3 would distract from the rushed confirmation process of Judge Amy Cohen Barrett.
President Trump defended his decision to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court in an election year and said he didn't ask Amy Comey Barrett if he would make favorable decisions for him.
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