Senate to Confirm Barrett for Court in Highly Partisan Vote

WASHINGTON (AP)-A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Republicans are overpowering unified Democratic opposition to vote Monday on President Donald Trump’s nominee a week before Election Day.

Barrett’s confirmation was hardly in doubt as Senate Republicans seized the opportunity to install a third Trump justice, securing a conservative court majority for the foreseeable future.

With no real power to stop the vote, Democrats argue the winner of the November 3 election should choose the nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

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