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LISTEN: Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Listen to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett beginning Monday.
Listen to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett beginning Monday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings Monday to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

Listen to NPR's live special coverage of the hearings on this page, beginning at 9 a.m. ET. each day. Follow updates here.

The seat was made vacant last month by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, launching a contentious nomination process just weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The process has also been complicated by several Senate Republicans testing positive for the coronavirus, including Senate Judiciary members Sens. Mike Lee and Thom Tillis. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the committee will take additional safety precautions for the hearings, and senators will be allowed to ask questions remotely or in person.

If confirmed by Election Day, Judge Barrett's confirmation process would be one of the shortest of the last several decades.

For a recap and analysis of the hearings, subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast.

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