Here’s the news you need to know on this Thursday, October 1, 2020.
JCN President, Carrie Severino: Why is Biden still stonewalling on the Supreme Court?
Tuesday night’s presidential debate—the first between Donald Trump and Joe Biden—began with a question about the Supreme Court, not surprisingly given the pending nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. President Trump has been transparent on the issue. Regrettably, transparency continues to be a one-way street.
Republican AGs use Dems’ own words to support Amy Coney Barrett in letter to Senate
Democrats are insisting that the Republican Senate majority should hold off on the confirmation process so that the winner of November’s presidential election would get to nominate the next justice. In 2016, it was Republicans who made this argument and refused to hold hearings for Garland, who was nominated by President Barack Obama during his final year in office.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Don’t Want to Talk About Changes to the Supreme Court
Top Democratic operatives to powerful elected officials have responded to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump’s decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to replace her by pledging that “everything is on the table” as a way to change the Supreme Court and Senate. … Biden and Harris’ response, however, makes it clear that the politics of the issue are far more complicated.
Biden Refuses to Answer Court-Packing Question During Presidential Debate
In case you missed Tuesday night’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday told President Trump to “shut up, man!” while refusing to say if he wants to add justices to the Supreme Court during the first presidential debate.
Mum’s the Word on Court Packing
Democratic nominee Joe Biden gave a vague answer during the presidential debate Tuesday night when pressed on his response to members of his own party pushing for court packing amid taunts from President Trump.
“Are you willing to tell the American people tonight whether or not you will support either ending the filibuster or packing the court?” Fox News anchor and moderator Chris Wallace asked Biden, alluding to the possibility of adding more Supreme Court justices to counter a conservative tilt.
Expanding the Court, Abolishing the Filibuster & The Democrats Who Love Them
Multiple Democratic leaders have called for expanding the court and abolishing the filibuster.
Amy Coney Barrett Will Inspire “Our Daughters And Granddaughters“
The female senators of the GOP sang Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s praises, saying that Barrett will inspire their daughters and granddaughters through her example as a dignified legal jurist and successful mother.
GOP Senators Meet With Amy Coney Barrett
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