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How might Judge Barrett’s confirmation impact the current election?

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court some observers warn she could have a direct say in the outcome of the current election. “It’s quite clear that Donald Trump expects that she would side with him, that’s the whole purpose of putting her forward and of moving this nomination at such an unprecedented rate to get her in place based on his belief that she would support him were any issue to come to the court around the November election,” says Thomas Saenz, the president and general counsel of MALDEF, a Latino civil rights organization.

How might Judge Barrett’s confirmation impact the current election?

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court some observers warn she could have a direct say in the outcome of the current election. “It’s quite clear that Donald Trump expects that she would side with him, that’s the whole purpose of putting her forward and of moving this nomination at such an unprecedented rate to get her in place based on his belief that she would support him were any issue to come to the court around the November election,” says Thomas Saenz, the president and general counsel of MALDEF, a Latino civil rights organization.

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