WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee moved forward Thursday with a vote to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court despite a boycott by Democratic senators.
President Donald Trump nominated Barrett, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District, to fill Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat following the liberal justice’s death last month. Thursday’s Judiciary Committee vote is expected to launch a rare weekend Senate session to push Barrett’s nomination forward, as millions of Americans are casting early ballots.
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