Ann McFeatters: Recusal in potential election case up to Barrett

If the 2020 presidential election goes to the Supreme Court, as happened just 20 years ago, whether Amy Coney Barrett helps Donald Trump get a second term is totally up to her.Refusing to vote on a case before the Supreme Court because of a conflict of interest (in this case that Trump nominated her just as he is running for reelection after promising he would expect his nominee to support him) is not governed by any ethics code. The justice himself or herself decides whether to recuse or rule.Twenty years ago, Amy Coney Barrett worked to get George W. Bush elected over Al Gore, who won the po…

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