Will Amy Coney Barrett Go Down in History as the “Typhoid Mary” of the Supreme Court?
We begin with the Amy Coney Barrett Covid superspreader event at the White House which has now claimed the White House Press Secretary and, now that the president has discharged himself from hospital and is back at the White House, is likely to infect others in the building. Victoria Nourse, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Executive Director of the Center on Congressional Studies at Georgetown Law joins us. She was a nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and served as Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden and we discuss her article at The Los Angeles Times, “Why Judge Barrett’s legal philosophy is deeply undemocratic“. With Barrett’s seemingly not embarrassed by the unseemly rush to seat her starting immediately after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, we assess whether the Covid pandemic’s spread amongst top White House officials and among Republican senators could slow down the rush to seat her and reduce the thin margin of votes for her in the senate.
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