Supreme Court confirmation hearings highlight health care, religion

Democratic senators homed in on concern that Judge Barrett’s confirmation would lead to a vote to potentially overturn the Affordable Care Act when the legislation comes before the nation’s high court in November.
Republican senators emphasized the nominee’s qualifications for the role and stressed that her Catholic faith, shouldn’t be an issue in the current proceedings.

Supreme Court’s new term is busy on many levels

Although the Supreme Court began its new term Oct. 5, it is hardly business as usual since the court only has eight members on the bench and it is continuing to hear oral arguments by teleconference due to heath concerns.