Rally held in Brooklyn to call for pause on Supreme Court nomination hearings

As confirmation hearings are set to begin Monday for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, activists in Brooklyn are rallying to put a pause on that decision until after the election.

News 12 Staff

Oct 11, 2020, 9:57 PM

Updated 1,326 days ago

Share:

As confirmation hearings are set to begin Monday for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, activists in Brooklyn are rallying to put a pause on that decision until after the election.
The rally was held outside the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Municipal Building on Joralemon Street.
The argument of the elected officials and activists at the rally is that voting in this election is already underway and they say the right thing to do would be to wait until people know the results before proceeding to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
With sadness and pride, the group remembered the legacy Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind - and the inspiration the Brooklyn native placed in the hearts of thousands of Americans before her death in September.
Many at the rally pointed to Judge Amy Coney Barrett's record that they say will hinder progress in the country. They say too many issues are at stake, including women's rights, LGBQ rights, racial justice, voter suppression and more.
President Donald Trump has spoken out on this issue numerous times, saying he is still in his first term, and it is his right as president to nominate a Supreme Court justice when there becomes a vacancy.
Confirmation hearings for Judge Barrett will begin Monday morning and last through Thursday.


More from News 12