Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation: A Republican Senate Employs ‘Might Makes Right’ to Confirm Judge Barrett

The 2020 presidential election is exactly a week away, and the nation waits with bated breath for the outcome of this ugly and contentious political battle. However, a separate yet equally important political brawl has been playing out over the last month in the Senate, and the Republican majority is poised to claim victory.

Talking About It

Over the summer, and indeed, most of the spring, there has been a plurality of issues that the United States has had to deal with, from a largely preventable and massive death count from COVID-19, loss of faith in public institutions, a large and growing movement for racial justice, and a demand for accountability when it comes to police violence.

BLM Protests Continue

Unless you’ve been isolating yourself in an underground bunker for the past year (wouldn’t blame you if you have), you’ve almost certainly heard about the Black Lives Matter protests. In every county, district, and city across the United States, people of all creeds have come together to protest police violence and advocate reform for the criminal justice system. The protests were instigated by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but in a larger sense, they were a response to a legacy of systemic racism in the American Justice system.