“Voting Is An ‘Individual Right,’ Barrett Testifies, But Critics Remain Leery”


Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois returned to voting rights questions during his portion of the morning on Wednesday by returning to a case Barrett handled on the appeals court. She wrote that a man involved who had been convicted of a crime should have his right restored to own a gun but not to vote, as Durbin described the situation.

“You made a distinction there that is hard to understand and difficult to explain,” Durbin said.

(Read more about that case and Barrett’s record on guns here.)


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