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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Amy Coney Barrett: Trump Supreme Court nominee sidesteps questions – BBC News” – below is their description.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has evaded questions about her views on key issues on day two of her Senate confirmation hearing. The conservative judge repeatedly refused to be drawn on abortion, healthcare and LGBTQ rights. She stated she had “no agenda” and vowed to stick to “the rule of law”. If Judge Barrett passes the committee hearing, the full Senate will vote to confirm or reject her for a lifelong place on the top US court. Republicans want the confirmation ahead of the presidential election on 3 November. It would give the nine-member court a 6-3 conservative majority, altering the ideological balance of the court for potentially decades to come. Democrats fear Judge Barrett’s successful nomination would favour Republicans in politically sensitive cases that reach the Supreme Court. She is the proposed replacement for liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month aged 87. #BBCOS #BBCOutsideSourceBBC News YouTube Channel
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