With Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats hold a master class on how to lose a Senate debate

Shortly after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Democrats vowed to do everything they could to prevent her confirmation. Their fear is that Republicans will shift the court’s ideological center of gravity rightward for a generation or more if they successfully replace Ginsburg, who was one of the court’s leading liberal justices, with Barrett, a conservative jurist who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.


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