Senate Democrats speak Oct. 12 after a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee. They have announced they will boycott Thursday's scheduled committee vote on Barrett.
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The language of Thursday's order suggests the Supreme Court was simply unwilling to make any decision in an abortion case three weeks after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and just days before Judge Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings.
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