Supreme Court Vacancy and Nominee
Sunday, October 11, 2020
7-7:30 pm Eastern
The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter chat about recent vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States and the nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Please note this will be a short chat, only 30 minutes!
How to Participate
If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. The questions will be Tweeted approximately 6-8 minutes apart.
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/
Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/
Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions
Welcome to the #CripTheVote Twitter chat on #SCOTUS vacancy and nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Remember today's chat will be 30 minutes. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Please note: SCOTUS stands for the Supreme Court of the United States. It is the highest court in the country and one of 3 branches of the Federal government. https://www.supremecourt.gov/ For more about #SCOTUS: https://www.scotusblog.com/ #CripTheVote
Q1 Because each Supreme Court justice has a lifetime appointment, vacancies are rare. How did you respond to the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18th? https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87 #CripTheVote
With the Senate controlled by Republicans, the Senate Majority Leader pledged to have a vote on a #SCOTUS nominee this year. https://www.npr.org/sections/death-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/2020/09/21/915383957/mcconnell-reiterates-pledge-to-vote-on-trumps-supreme-court-nominee-this-year.
Q2 Why does the timing of the vote to confirm a new member of the Supreme Court matter, especially during an election year? What concerns do you have about the plans to fast track the hearings and vote by Senator Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority? #CripTheVote
On Saturday, September 26th, the President announced the choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to #SCOTUS to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Q3 What do you know about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s decisions and her positions on major political issues? What’s at stake if she is confirmed? #CripTheVote
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham announced the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett will begin Oct. 12, 2020. https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/chairman-graham-announces-hearing-dates-for-judge-barretts-supreme-court-nomination #CripTheVote #SCOTUS
Q4 What kinds of structural changes would you like to see with #SCOTUS in the future? What groundwork has to happen and what actions can people take now? #CripTheVote
This concludes our short #CripTheVote chat on the #SCOTUS vacancy and nominee. Please keep the conversation going. A recap of this chat will be up shortly. For more: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/