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Court nominee, Amy Cockney Barrett to fight over her nomination to the Supreme Court is especially tense because it's happening just weeks before the presidential election. Washington correspondent Alexander Lamone has the details. Day, one of judge barrettes confirmation hearings focused on opening statements, and we heard those from senators on the Judiciary Committee and from Judge Barrett. But over the next couple of days, we'll hear senators actually question Judge Barrett on her record and on her views. Supporters and opponents of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett demonstrated outside while inside the Supreme Court nominee appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats like Senator Cory Booker painted a dim picture of how barrettes confirmation could impact the nation. States may write laws. They could subject women who have miscarriages. Two investigations to ensure they didn't have abortions. California Senator Dianne Feinstein focused on Barrett's potential role in striking down the affordable care Act. The case that's before the Supreme Court next month, Judge Barat You've been critical of Chief Justice Roberts for his 54 opinion. Upholding the law. Although Democrats say the Supreme Court seat should not be filled this close to an election, Republican Chairman Lindsey Graham says there's no reason to delay She's been a circuit court judge at the seventh Circuit. Since 2017. She was confirmed to that position. In the bad parts with about partisan vote. She has heard hundreds of cases in that capacity. For her part, Judge Barrett promises to be impartial. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court. And interpret our Constitution and laws as they're written. I believe I can serve my country by playing that role. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to complete Judge Barrettes hearing's on Thursday and then on October 22nd. The committee is expected to vote to advance her nomination to the full Senate, which will then take up and vote on her confirmation to the U. S. Supreme Court in Washington. Alexandra Limone, and stay tuned at W. GM for complete coverage on the Amy Cockney Barry confirmation hearings. The hearing will start again this morning at eight o'clock will bring you live coverage each day. You can also get the latest on our website or through our free news app..