Stories to follow:
President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the majority Republican Senate, Amy Coney Barrett will cement the conservative majority in the court, which will shape the future of healthcare law, abortion rights and many other decisions for generations to come. The confirmation hearings are set to begin October 12, and even though Amy Coney Barrett is likely to be confirmed, a political battle is expected to unfold.
The Trump administration accused the chief executive of TikTok’s mother company, ByteDance, of being “a mouthpiece” for the Chinese Communist Party. The Department of Justice filed an explanation behind the Trump administration’s objective to ban TikTok. The Trump administration says that TikTok has given Americans’ data over to the Chinese government, but TikTok denies the accusation.
Happening this week:
Tuesday, September 29 don’t forget to register and tune in to JPI/IRPA’s Debate Zoom Watch Party.
Thursday, October 1-2 tune in to a two-day virtual symposium, “WOMEN VOTE: Black and LatinX Women Changing the Dynamics of American Politics,” that addresses preserving democracy and protecting the 2020 election.
In your Free Time:
Make sure you, your family, friends and loved ones are registered to vote. This link makes it easy to check. If you’re out of state, did you order your Absentee Ballot yet? If no, do that ASAP. Also, check out the NYU Votes page to get more information of events and other initiatives.
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