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Barrett tells doubtful Dems she’d keep open mind on court

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is presenting herself in her final round of confirmation questioning as a judge with deeply held personal and religious beliefs but vowing to keep an "open mind" on cases. Senate Republicans are championing her conservative approach to the law as doubtful Democrats run out of time to stop her quick confirmation.

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Wisconsin absentee case may be headed to US Supreme Court

Democrats and their allies said Tuesday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that are received as many as six days after the election can be counted — a step being fought by Republicans who have opposed other attempts across the country to make voting easier.

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Health care is focus as Barrett Supreme Court hearing opens

The Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett arrives for her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, Oct. 12 (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)

Senate Democrats branded Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a threat to Americans' health care during the coronavirus pandemic Monday at the start of a fast-tracked hearing that Republicans are confident will end with Barrett's confirmation to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day.

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