Barrett emerges as the anti-Kavanaugh

The stakes over Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation are even higher than Brett Kavanaugh’s were. But after two days of often ponderous questioning, Barrett has turned out to be the anti-Kavanaugh. Barrett’s appointment would shift the ideological balance of the high court for a generation and takes place just weeks before a presidential election. Yet Barrett’s hearings have been remarkably low key. And senators say the process has gone almost exactly as they could have hoped — for both parties. Compared to Kavanaugh — who was accused of sexual assault, argued with senators over his drinking habits as a teenager, and provoked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) into an epic tirade against Democrats — Barrett’s testimony has been drama-free. She’s only offered a hint of annoyance during her Judiciary Committee hearings after repetitive rounds of Democratic questions on how she’ll rule on Obamacare and other issues, although she’s kept her

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By Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan

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