Senate to begin hearings on Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

The US Senate will on Monday begin hearings on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in what is expected to be a bitter partisan fight ahead of the November presidential election.While the process from nomination to Senate confirmation can often take over two months, the Republican-controlled Senate is seeking to expedite it at Trump’s behest so it finishes before the November 3 poll.Barrett would replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon of the court’s liberal wing, who died last month after a battle with cancer.She would give the court a 6-3 conservative majorit…

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