Washington – Judge Amy Coney Barrett returned to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for the second day of questioning in her confirmatory hearings for the Supreme Court, after denying some of the most pressing questions she asked in the first round of marathon interrogation, if upheld by the Supreme Court.
The survey round on Thursday is shorter. Each senator has 20 minutes to ask questions instead of 30 minutes. Democrats have pursued sharper issues than Tuesday and examined Barrett on their previous opinions and writings and their application of their legal philosophy.
Democrats have urged them to share their views on the challenges of the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. To explain Wade and the upcoming elections in case the Supreme Court has to weigh up. Barrett, however, refused to give how she might judge cases that come before the Supreme Court, a time-honored tactic used by Supreme Court candidates from both parties.
“I have no mission and no agenda. The judges have no election promises,”
During a memorable conversation with Senator Dianne Feinstein, who asked her about abortion, she said she had “an agenda to adhere to the rule of law.”
“If I express a view of a precedent in one way or another, whether I say I love it or hate it, it signals to litigants that I might overturn one way or another in a pending case,” she said.