Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Highlight Health Care, Religion

The Oct. 12 start of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett had two distinct focuses. Democratic senators homed in on concern that Barrett’s confirmation would lead to a vote to potentially overturn the Affordable Care Act when the legislation comes before the nation’s high court in November.

Two Catholic Women ‘Shortlisted’ to Replace Ginsburg

Speculation swirls about two potential nominees to the Supreme Court — Judge Amy Coney Bryant and Judge Barbara Lagoa, both Catholics. Analysts question how religious faith would influence their rulings on cases involving abortion and other issues.