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Amy Coney Barrett Could Be Confirmed as Soon as Monday

With a final vote of 12-0, on Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of the conservative judge to the Supreme Court.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
US Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sat on Board at Private School with Anti-Gay Rules

AP says Amy Coney Barrett sat in a leadership position at private Christian schools barring children of same-sex parents and LGBTQ teachers.

LIVE BLOG: The Latest 2020 Election News From Latino Lawmakers and Advocates

While President Donald Trump is tweeting to "stop the count," Latino lawmakers demand election officials continue to count until they're done.

Desmond Meade, of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Photo by Scott McIntyre for The Washington Post/Getty Images.
The Fate of Florida — And America — Could Come Down To An Unjust Poll Tax

"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."

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Senators Are Essential Workers, Sen. Marco Rubio Says in Effort to Push SCOTUS Confirmation

Claiming “we have a job to do,” the Republican senator from Florida dismisses concerns about senators ill with the coronavirus and says that the hearings “are going to happen next week.”

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Bárbara Lagoa Is a Top Contender for the Supreme Court. Here’s Her Record.

The Cuban American might be among the justices nominated by President Donald Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s chair this weekend.

The Supreme Court pick will impact Latinos for generaations.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Will Impact Latinos for Generations. Here’s Why You Need to Pay Attention.

The court is now split between five conservative jurists and three liberal justices. Whoever fills Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy will affect the makeup of the Supreme Court.