An evasive high court nominee inches toward Senate confirmation

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Author(s) San Francisco Chronicle editorial board
Source San Francisco Chronicle
Date October 23, 2020
Quotes-start.png Asked about Trump's refusal to commit to leaving office should he lose, she responded, "To the extent that this is a political controversy right now, as a judge, I want to stay out of it and I don't want to express a view." Sorry, judge, it's exactly your duty to have an opinion on such an extreme and reckless thought. Vacuous caution has no place in answering such a basic question. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Barrett should be confirmed on the topic Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination.