Ep. 171: The Road Ahead For Amy Coney Barrett
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett heads to Capitol Hill next week for confirmation hearings that figure to touch on hot-button points like abortion, healthcare and gun rights. Adding even more intrigue are the COVID-19 cluster that has ensnared two key Republican senators and the fast-tracking of Barrett’s nomination ahead of the November election. Joining us to break down the confirmation saga from every angle is Andrew Kragie, Law360’s congressional reporter. Also this week, Justice Clarence Thomas took aim the high court’s landmark gay marriage ruling; the justices heard Google and Oracle's high-stakes battle over smartphone copyrights; and a crucial update on the cultural refinement of the opinions issued by the U.S. Court of International Trade.