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Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats' blockade

Amy Coney Barrett
Posted at 10:36 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 22:36:02-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is gearing up for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump’s nominee.

Democrats are using time-consuming procedural hurdles, but the party has no realistic chance of stopping Barrett’s advance in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The federal appeals court judge is expected to be confirmed Monday and quickly join the court.

The fast-track confirmation process is like none other in U.S. history so close to a presidential election.