The Supreme Court's move rightward makes the Chief Justice's role less relevant, but don't underestimate Roberts' ability to maneuver.
What's at stake is not partisan politics. It is representative government.
The Maine Republican voted with all 47 members of the Democratic Caucus against the conservative Trump nominee.
When asked if she believed Medicare was constitutional, Barrett responded she couldn't answer the question "in the abstract."
It is alarming to watch Republicans in Congress support an attack on Americans' health care during the worst public health crisis in modern history.
The Democratic senator said Republicans were appointing Amy Coney Barrett to "advance an extremist agenda" beyond 2020.
Though Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska had previously said she would vote against Barrett because the hearings were before the election, on Saturday she announced she had changed her mind.
The Alaska senator says she will now support the confirmation, despite previously signaling she would vote against President Donald Trump's nominee.
Is there even an "Amy Baron Cohen"? Does she actually exist?
"Any time the Supreme Court deals with an abortion case, there will be a brief asking them to overturn Roe and they will have the opportunity to overturn Roe," one expert said.
"I've shared for a while that I didn't think we should be taking this up until after the election, and I haven't changed," the Alaska senator said.
"It will be so good if they end it," Trump said about the Affordable Care Act during his recent interview with "60 Minutes."
"Help me get my message out," the incumbent Republican from South Carolina said.
The full Senate will confirm the Trump nominee on Monday, just eight days before the election. Barrett will make history by becoming the first justice to be confirmed just eight days before an election.
All 10 of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to boycott the panel's vote on Thursday.
The majority of all voters polled (51 percent), Democrats and Republicans, said the Senate should vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The ABA has provided cover to senators who quote its irresponsible rating as if it were the final word from the legal profession. It is not.
The ad campaign features 2016 comments by Senators Ted Cruz, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson and Rob Portman, which contradict their current stance on a Supreme Court confirmation before an election.
Commentators claim Amy Coney Barrett may have been crucial in deciding a major mail-in ballot case in favor of Republicans.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick would have the government intervene in the most intimate aspects of personal life. But a mask mandate? Never.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will begin the process to confirm Barrett after the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on her nomination on Thursday.
Graham repeatedly asked where the women were from, before criticizing Seattle in the videoed exchange.
The U.S. Supreme Court was evenly divided on the issue as conservative justice John Roberts sided with the three liberal justices.
"Packing the Court means one very specific thing: expanding the number of justices to achieve a political outcome," Senator Ted Cruz said Monday.
The judge's stance on abortion is hardly a mystery. Ask any OB-GYN like myself, and they'll tell you: We're doomed.
Senators who vote to confirm Judge Barrett should take note, and expect gun safety voters to hold them accountable the next time they're up for election.
Amid the Republican's re-election fight, his limelight on a powerful panel is a double-edged sword: The Trump confidant gets free and uninterrupted airtime. However, some of that attention has provided his Democratic opponent with ammunition to use against him.
Biden, who once said he was staunchly opposed the idea of court packing, has avoided giving a clear answer on what he'd do if elected as president in less than three weeks.
With her solid footing in the two most prominent legal institutions of the political right, Judge Amy Coney Barrett could become the antithesis of the icon she was tapped to replace.