The final day of the Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court will happen Thursday, but Barrett won’t be attending.
The day is set aside for witnesses to give testimony in favor of and against Barrett’s nomination to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and for the committee to advance her nomination to the full Senate.
The hearing begins at 9 a.m. ET, and will be broadcast on some cable news networks, PBS and C-SPAN.
Here is the schedule for Thursday’s session.
The first panel will have two members of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary testify about their evaluation of Barrett as a nominee to the Supreme Court. Barrett was deemed “well qualified” by the ABA committee.
Next, witnesses both for and against her nomination will testify. Those witnesses are:
For the Democrats
- Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
- Crystal Good, who had an abortion after obtaining a judicial bypass. A bypass is a legal order allowing teenagers to have an abortion without having to tell her parents.
- Dr. Farhan Bhatti, the chief executive of a Michigan nonprofit clinic.
- Stacy Staggs, the mother of 7-year-old twins with preexisting medical conditions.
For the Republicans:
- Thomas Griffith, a retired judge from the Court of Appeals in Washington.
- Saikrishna B. Prakash, a professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law.
- Amanda Rauh-Bieri, a clerk for Judge Barrett.
- Laura Wolk, who was Barrett’s student at Notre Dame; she was the first blind woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court.
When the witnesses have testified, each member of the committee will give their opinion on Barrett’s nomination.
The confirmation hearing process will conclude after that and a vote on her nomination will be called.
Under the rules of the judiciary committee, Democrats can move that the committee wait a week to vote on the nomination. Democratic leadership has said they will do that, postponing the vote to approve her nomination to the full Senate until Oct. 22.