A federal judge upholds the Minnesota State Court agreement that allows the counting of absentee ballots received up to seven days after election day as long as they're postmarked by then. And Oakland baseball. Great. Joe Morgan, a Hall of Famer, dies at the age of 77 from Pacifica Radio KPFK Berkeley KPFK in Los Angeles. This is the evening news. I'm mark Miracle. Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney. Barrett presented her approach to the law as conservative and fair today at the start of fast tracked confirmation hearings, while angry Democrats powerless to stop ER cast her as a threat to America's healthcare coverage during the Corona virus pandemic. With her husband and six of their seven Children behind her in a hearing room off limits to the public and altered for covert 19 risks. Barrett delivered views at odds with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose seat president Trump nominated her to fill likely before Election Day. The Senate, led by Republican allies of Trump is pushing barrettes nomination to a quick vote before Election Day on November 3rd and ahead of the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court is to hear a week after the election. Republicans also hoped to seat Barrett quickly enough to hear any legal challenges After the election, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, was among several Democrats. Demanding that their pledge not to take part in any election case. She has made no such commitment. Bear. It will face questions tomorrow after today's proceedings dedicated opening statements. Christopher Martinez reports the Senate Judiciary Committee has begun its hearings on President Donald Trump's nominee to the U. S. Supreme Court. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, is chair of the committee. I think I know how the vote's going to come out, but I think Judge Barrett Is required for the good of the nation to submit to your questions and ours. This is gonna be a long contentious weak Republican senators are moving forward. With several days of hearings on Trump's nominee, Judge Amy Kuney, Barrett. I'm honored and humbled to appear before you today as a nominee for associate justice of the Supreme Court. Vera told the committee. He did not seek the nomination. But she joked about being ready for it. As I said, when I was nominated to serve as a justice, I'm used to being in a group of nine My family, she told the committee here. Judicial philosophy was shaped by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Courts are not designed to solve every problem are right every wrong in our public life.

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