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“Courts are not designed to solve every problem,” SCOTUS nominee Barrett says in opening statement

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett told senators on Monday in the opening statement of her high-stakes confirmation hearing this week that she will approach cases based on the law, not her personal views, as Democrats urged her to step aside on an upcoming challenge to the Obamacare law and any potential election-related disputes.

“A judge must apply the law as written, not as she wishes it were,” she said.

A four-day Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for the conservative appellate court judge began Monday, a key step before a final full Senate vote by the end of October on her nomination for a lifetime job on the court.

Barrett, 48, said it will be an “honour of a lifetime” to serve alongside the current eight justices and explained how she approaches cases.

“When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against,” she said.

Barrett’s confirmation to replace the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would create a 6-3 conservative majority on the court that could lead to rulings rolling back abortion rights, expanding religious and gun rights, and upholding Republican-backed voting restrictions, among other issues.

Democratic opposition to Barrett on policy issues has focused on her possible role in deciding a case before the Supreme Court in which Trump and Republican-led states are seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care law, often called Obamacare.

Barrett is set to face questions from senators on Tuesday and Wednesday, starting with Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, for what promises to be gruelling all-day sessions.

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    individual lives matter

    MAGA

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    Yea she will do what is right that mean listen to whom you don't see and the one running this system.

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    Captain Junayd Riyadh-Al-Hasnayn

    India Collapsing

    While everyone is busy debating on
    India-Pakistan
    370-Kashmir
    Hindu-Muslim
    CAA, NRC, NPR, etc
    *shaheen bagh*…….
    China
    COVID 19
    Sushant Rajput
    (Wait for an item to be added every month) …….😋

    We miss to notice what's happening to INDIA

    India – Recent data & Situation

    External Debt of India 500 + Billion Dollars.

    Vodafone is in loss of ₹50,000 Crore.

    Airtel is in loss of ₹23,000 Crore.

    BSNL is in loss of ₹14,000 Crore.

    MTNL is in loss of ₹755 Crore.

    BPCL is in loss of ₹750 Crore.

    SAIL is in loss of ₹286 Crore.

    AIR India is in loss of ₹4600 Crore.

    Spice Jet is in loss of ₹463 Crore.

    Indigo is in loss of ₹1062 Crore.

    BHEL is in loss of ₹219 Crore.

    India Post is in loss of ₹15,000 Crore.

    GMR Infra is in loss of ₹561 Crore.

    YES Bank is in loss of ₹600 Crore.

    Union Bank is in loss of ₹1190 Crore.

    PNB Bank is in loss of ₹4750 Crore।

    Axis Bank is in loss of ₹112 Crore.

    J P Group finished

    Videocon bankrupt

    Aircel & Docomo is dead

    Tata Docomo perished

    Jet Airways closed

    Airports Sold
    5 airports sold to Adani.

    Railways are on sale

    Heritage Renting
    Heritages including Red Fort

    Nationalized Banks Merger
    Many nationalized banks have merged, many branches have literally closed,

    ATM Rooms
    Huge numbers of ATM Rooms are set down,

    All Banks
    incurring huge losses.

    36 largest debtors
    missing from country.

    Few Corporates
    Rs 2.4 lakh crores loan waived off

    BSNL
    54,000 may cut more jobs.

    Auto Industry
    1 million to be laid off

    Maruti
    Largest car maker cuts production.

    Car Inventory
    Rs 55000 crores car inventory lying at factories, with no buyers.

    Houses Unsold
    12.76 lakhs houses unsold in 30 major cities.

    Builders Suicide
    All over stressed. Some committing suicide, no buyers. Construction Stopped due Mat cost rise (GST at 18% to 28%).

    CCD founder
    V G Siddhartha committed Sucide
    due to huge debt.

    HAL
    No money to pay salary for employees.

    ONGC
    Most profitable company in India is now making losses.

    OFB
    Under corporatization affecting over 1.5 lac employee & families.

    Biscuits Companies
    like Parle-G on the verge of terminating it’s employees.

    Unemployment
    Millions unemployed due to Demonetization.

    Highest unemployment in 45 years

    Domestic Stagflation
    Highest recorded

    Leaving India
    Record HNI individuals leaving India.

    May be many more…

    Nothing is shown in media. Media is busy debating India Vs Pakistan, and Hindu Vs Muslims who were living peacefully with tranquility till recently.

    *It's Our duty to let all others know the real picture.*this

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    Love you 💋💋😘😘❤️💯

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    This presidency is nothing more than an unethical un-American attempt to subvert our democracy. Don't think for a second that most GOP politicians haven't gone all in with Trump and his ego-driven authoritarian goals. They realize that if they don't take this election by any means possible, they may not be trusted again for years. Hence many right now are willing to stoop to ANY measure to keep what they have. As soon as they realized Trump was giving them the green light to ditch principle, practice and integrity, they couldn't fling them to the dirt quick enough.

    There's only one logical choice here America. This toxic administration, along with it's despotic fantasies, has to be told…"No thanks" Otherwise America is going to eventually suffer far more than it should have had to. What is fomenting here within the Republican Party is WRONG. Countries can and DO rot and die from the inside out. History has shown us over and over what can happen. We are foolish to think we are immune.

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    East Van Frijolero

    I thought Church and State were separate in the US?

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    Jesus Christ is my King…who cares what these fake king’s decree….REPublicans=REPtilians. DEMOcrats=DEMOns.

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    Thought I lived in Canada.

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    Fabricator Factory

    Police uphold the law as it is written. Judges are suppose to judge.

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    Nuclear Scientist

    She lied through the whole process, judge Judy as supreme court judge would have been in keeping with Donald Trump soap opera

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    Nominating Ms Barrett is more evidence of Trump's remarkable ability to lead.

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    Nuclear Scientist

    She has a very aggravating voice, thats from reading the Quran of the Muslim faith,

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    Harris 🔥👺🔥 is a MAN 🚩🚩🚩 look at his big Nose 🚩🚩🚩
    WHY so many without Masks 😆❓😆. They Better then Trump 😆❓😆❓😆❓😆❓😆

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    WE LOVE TRUMP UP HERE IN CANADA GO GO GOOOO TRUMP

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    Shes so beautiful

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    Media 🛑 an there Hand Madians 🔥👺🔥 Satan Propaganda 🔥👺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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    Let the lady be!…let her do her job!…she was appointed! By the President trump still president i believe so!

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    She will be confirmed by 11.1

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    Gloria a DIOS 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Hold 🇨🇳 China accountable!
    – China's Xi Jinping and
    – WHO's Tedros
    should be criminally charged and arrested immediately for their roles in the Wuhan outbreak.

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    Beware of the following DANGEROUS words,
    that the Chinese 🇨🇳 regime is using to recklessly MANIPULATE and CONTROL other people:

    – "descendents of Dragons",
    – "Chinese blood", 
    – "Chinese root",
    – "Ancestors",
    – "Patriotic Chinese",
    – "Traitors",
    – "China motherland",
    – "Belongs to China",
    – "1.4 Billion Chinese",
    – "China's internal affair",
    – "Inseparable part of China",
    – "Since ancient times".

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    Seriously, Canadians 🇨🇦 can sue Xi Jinping and the Chinese 🇨🇳  government for their coverup and mishandling of the Wuhan outbreak.
    – The suit is to compensate for the damages and suffering  that they have caused to millions of people.

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    Meanwhile WHO announced that kockdowns should end. However Canada's govt doesn't want to end it up. Do you know why?

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    Nuclear Scientist

    She should have taken the oath on the Qur'an, she is a religious fanitic not suited to be a judge

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    Nuclear Scientist

    Not ever suited to sit on the toilet of the supreme court,

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    This evil devil will take away ten million Americans healthcare and give poor peoples money to the Koch's of the world. Suck it up losers, your prison walls just got higher.

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    Judges have no power but to be slave of judiciary and judiciary is at times blind as per written ways and criminals know how to deal wid law especially wgen they commit or paln a crime and at times you cannot prove and make judges believe of truth because they r bound totake things by orders

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    surprised that canadian media allows comments

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    Stop with the US news diversion from the Trudeau corruption.

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    Another super spreader event for the coronation of the handmaiden to scotus.

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