Supreme Court begins 2020 term as a key election issue: Will it decide the election, too?

Not since 1991 has the court faced an ideological shift as dramatic as the one federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett represents. Not since 2000 has it faced the prospect of interceding so deeply in a presidential election. … “Trump has put Barrett in a very difficult position,” says Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “Now her objectivity in any Trump v. Biden case could reasonably be called into question.”