Although there is no parallel timeline, there have been cases where judicial trends in the US have had an impact in Israel too.
“President Donald Trump made a wise choice in nominating her, and we are pleased that the Senate moved swiftly to confirm her to the Court,” Senator Norm Coleman said.
The drama and controversy taking place in the US over the appointment of Barrett is not dissimilar to what happens here when vacancies open up on the court.
Trump pressed the Senate to confirm Barrett before the Nov. 3 election, which would create a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.
Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate. If Republican senators dissent or are absent, that could potentially affect the vote.
Democrats have fiercely opposed Barrett, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation by the Republican-led Senate would expand the top US judicial body's conservative majority to 6-3.
Having worked with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, I have seen her defend the rights of Jewish Americans firsthand.
If Barrett takes a seat on the Supreme Court, conservatives would have a 6-3 majority.
After all the arguments, at the core we are all part of the human race with so much more that binds than divides.
The nomination of a new US Supreme Court justice and what is really at stake.