LISTEN: Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Oct 12, 2020
Originally published on October 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Updated at 2:35 p.m. ET

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth and final day of hearings to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, on Thursday.

Read through the highlights of the hearing here.

The seat was made vacant last month by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, launching a contentious nomination process just weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The process was complicated by several Senate Republicans testing positive for the coronavirus, including Senate Judiciary members Sens. Mike Lee and Thom Tillis.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the committee would take additional safety precautions for the hearings, and senators will be allowed to ask questions remotely or in person.

If confirmed by Election Day, Judge Barrett's confirmation process would be one of the shortest of the past several decades.

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