Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the Senate Judiciary committee prepares to vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, our panel of experts takes a look at how she could help shape rulings that may have a big impact here in Georgia.

Will she vote to overturn the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — a case in which Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is a litigant?

And if Roe v. Wade comes before the court, will a ban on abortions in Georgia be one of a number of anti-abortion state laws the court may uphold with the support of a Justice Barrett?

Our panel of legal experts will weigh in on these key questions, as well as the intention and meaning behind some of our country's democratic institutions.

Panelists:

Fred Smith — Professor of Constitutional law, Emory University

Charles Kuck — Immigration attorney

Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of political science, Georgia State University

Greg Bluestein — Politics Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution