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‘Far-Right Hack’ Barrett Flaunts Political Allegiance To Trump In Viral Photo Op

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Minutes after Justice Clarence Thomas swore in Amy Coney Barrett Monday night she stood by the side of President Donald Trump on the White House balcony overlooking the South Lawn where guests – all Republicans – were assembled.

A photo of the moment captured by CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller has gone viral, with many pointing to it as proof of Justice Barrett's fealty to Trump. Others say it shows a lack of judicial independence, and that it was a choice for her to stand by his side – a poor choice calling into question her judgment.

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Soiled By Blatant Partisan Bias, Barrett Must Recuse — But Will She?

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

As Justice Amy Coney Barrett begins her tenure on the Supreme Court, right-wing media have argued that Barrett does not need to recuse herself from cases concerning President Donald Trump, the election, the Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade. However, this narrative ignores the reality that Trump promised a Supreme Court justice who will vote for him and his interests in these cases. Given Trump's unprecedented actions toward the independence of the court, Barrett has a duty to recuse herself to avoid the indisputable perception of bias.

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Barrett Confirmed To High Court On Strictly Partisan Vote

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In the first entirely partisan Supreme Court vote Republicans have just confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to become President Donald Trump's third justice to sit on the nation's top court.

Barrett was confirmed with 52 votes.

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The Vital Questions Our Senators Neglected To Ask Judge Barrett

After three days of Kabuki theater, a television mini-series produced by the Senate Judiciary Committee, did you learn anything that Judge Amy Coney Barrett didn't want you to know?

Really, it's not hard to frame questions that produce informative answers, including when the response is a dodge. Let me show you, starting here:

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