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Townhall Review – October 17, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse talk about “court packing” and Senator Sasse educating his peers, pointing out that the Supreme Court has had 9 members since 1869.

Mike Gallagher examines polling by looking at an article by Byron York in the Washington Examiner.

Hugh Hewitt and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette talk about the impact the “Green New Deal” could have on our energy independence.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the Democrat’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would do something about Obamacare provision for “pre-existing conditions.”

Hugh Hewitt talks with Rick Gates about his book,” Wicked Game – An Insider’s Story on How Trump won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost.”

Dennis Prager talks with Jay Richards of the Discovery Institute about a book he collaborated on, “The Price of Panic – How the Tyranny of Experts Turned the Pandemic into a Catastrophe.”

Sebastian Gorka and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk about his book, “Trump and the American Future.”

Larry Elder opines on the recent World Health Organization urging of world leaders to stop using lockdowns as the primary method of pandemic deterrence.

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Chen: Amy Coney Barrett Nomination is Not About Obamacare


Senate Democrats want the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be all about Obamacare and, more specifically, its protections for those with preexisting conditions. That’s because in a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in California v. Texas, a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Obamacare.

But, as Judge Barrett correctly noted, Obamacare’s preexisting condition protections are not at issue before the Supreme Court in this case. Democrats are trying to mislead Americans into believing that the most politically popular elements of Obamacare are at risk while at the same time using some faulty assumptions to make their arguments.

Obamacare’s unpopular individual mandate is at issue. But even if Barrett and the Court find that the mandate is now unconstitutional, the rest of the law will likely stand, leaving its more popular provisions in place.

Judge Barrett will make many decisions on the Court if she is confirmed but causing the demise of Obamacare in the case before it this year won’t be one of them.

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Hugh Hewitt: Court Packing Is a Threat to Core American Freedoms

For the good of the country, Joe Biden must clearly and definitively answer the court-packing question

The Supreme Court is now at center stage with the start of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The court is also now at the center of the presidential election as many Democrats demand that—if their party controls the White House and Senate after the election—the court be expanded to establish a liberal majority.

“Court packing” is now a major issue in the presidential campaign because neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris—his running mate—will say what they think about demands by their party’s radical wing to expand the court.

Court-packing is a threat to the Supreme Court and thus to every American freedom, especially religious liberty, and the Second Amendment and property rights, and the separation of powers fundamental to our republic’s durability.

The Biden-Harris ticket should publicly condemn the idea—and condemn it now.

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Hugh Hewitt: Article VI of the Constitution Makes it Clear

Anti-Catholic bigotry has no place in the confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

It was the liberal scholar Father James Martin who wrote 20 years ago about the bane that is anti-Catholicism. It’s often called the “last acceptable prejudice.” It isn’t acceptable. Not then. And not now.

The country may be about to see who among us still harbors this prejudice.

In the 2017 confirmation hearing for Barrett, Senator Diane Feinstein infamously said to the judge, “the dogma lives loudly within you.”

This open attack on Barrett’s beliefs was roundly and rightly condemned. It should not be repeated.

When it comes to a nominee’s faith—or lack of it—Article VI of the United States Constitution makes it clear: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

That’s an absolute prohibition in the Constitution, and any senator who violates it should be ashamed—and shamed.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett ought to have a respectful hearing—and a quick confirmation.

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