Set a reminder to watch live on Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. ET: The Senate Judiciary Committee will convene for Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which start Monday and are expected to last four days. Barrett, 48, currently serves on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was nominated by President Trump for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Barrett's confirmation process is likely to be a fierce political battle, as her appointment to the Supreme Court will further cement its conservative majority. The fight is set against the backdrop of the 2016 nomination of Judge Merrick Garland by then-President Barack Obama, which the GOP-controlled Senate blocked as they argued the voters should have a voice in who filled the vacant seat.
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