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The nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued on Wednesday with a second day of questions and answers (or, mostly, non-answers) at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators pressed Barrett on an array of legal issues — from health care and abortion to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — but she mostly avoided expressing any views on topics that could potentially come before the Supreme Court. Republicans expect to wrap up the nomination hearings Thursday, with a committee vote expected after a one-week procedural delay. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Torres v. Madrid, a case about the meaning of “seizure” under the Fourth Amendment, and Pereida v. Barr, a case about deportation of immigrants based on state criminal convictions.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 15, 2020, 8:00 AM),