A final vote on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court is currently scheduled for 26 October. Her elevation to the Court is considered all but assured, guaranteeing the radical right a 6-3 supermajority on the Court with the likelihood of an end to Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act, and much of what remains of the federal regulatory network.
Barrett's appointment comes on the heels of the more than 200 judicial appointments Trump has made: currently, almost one third of all federal judges serving on the appeals courts were appointed by Trump, and they have been busy overturning lower-court decision after decision in the electoral skirmishes to date. If, as is widely expected, Trump disputes the election outcome, it is these same judges we must hope to rely on the defend the sanctity of the election.
Other questions loom. What will be the impact of the second presidential debate on the 23rd -- presuming it takes place -- after the fiasco of the first debate? If Trump is indeed headed for a landslide defeat on Election Day, what will become of the Republican Party? Even if Trump is no longer head of the party, his influence will clearly remain.
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