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Senate opens rare weekend session, Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court

The Senate has opened a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on...
The Senate has opened a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.(Sen. Kevin Cramer Office)
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has opened a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.

Their goal is to cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump’s nominee.

Democrats are planning time-consuming procedural hurdles, but the party has no realistic chance of stopping Barrett’s advance in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The federal appeals court judge is expected to be confirmed Monday and quickly join the court.

The fast-track confirmation process is like none other in U.S. history so close to a presidential election.

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