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Trump's Supreme Court pick to start confirmation hearing on Oct. 12

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Trump's Supreme Court pick to start confirmation hearing on Oct. 12

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have been told that the hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court candidate will begin October 12, according to two people familiar with the schedule.

The candidate is expected to be Amy Coney Barrett, a Circuit Court judge with strong Conservative support. A hearing that starts in mid-October could allow Republicans to ratify them ahead of the Senate elections, which most Republicans want.

The hearings are expected to last four days, similar to other recent confirmations. The opening speech will take place on Monday, the first round of questions on Tuesday, followed by a second round of questions and a closed session on Wednesday. Finally, external witnesses will be present on Thursday.

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