We all recognize that Amy Coney Barrett is going to be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice, and that a conservative-favoring 6-3 majority means that (a) Roe v. Wade could very well be overturned, (b the Affordable Care Act might very well be overturned, and that (c) the court, God forbid, could very well decide in President Trump‘s favor should the presidential election wind up being contested. Good God and God help us.

So wishin’ and hopin’ that Al Franken was still a U.S. Senator from Minnesota and serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee is a pipe dream because even if he was still in office there would be little material comfort. But let’s dream about it anyway.

The Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats who will presumably grill Barrett are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Mazie Hirono, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen.Dick Durbin, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Christopher A. Coons and Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Wiki excerpt: The Blackstone Legal Fellowship and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) are American conservative Christian nonprofit organizations with the stated goal of advocating, training, and funding on the issues of “religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family”. The Southern Poverty Law Center designates the ADF as an anti-LGBTQ hate group. The SPLC has also described the ADF as a “prominent Christian legal powerhouse,” and criticized it for providing “advice to anti-gay bigots in Belize.”