LETTER TO THE EDITOR Lambda Legal responds to nomination of Judge Barrett – 47 – 2020-10-13 Windy City Times

Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging its members to oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The rushed confirmation hearings began today for President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court, while voting for the next president and one-third of the Senate is already underway.


“Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s record is filled with red flags that should disqualify her from sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court. Given her restrictive, reactionary judicial philosophy, Judge Barrett is unfit to fill the seat, much less the shoes, of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal.


Judge Barrett’s record demonstrates that she would immediately threaten the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ rights, racial equity, and reproductive rights:


– In 2016, Barrett gave a presentation as a professor where she expressed

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Juice WRLD’s Mother Writes Letter on World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was the 28th celebration of World Mental Health Day, an international day focused on mental health education, advocacy and awareness. In honor of the occasion, Juice WRLD‘s mother, Carmella Wallace, penned an open letter detailing her relationship with her late son and his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression. The emotional message called on readers to normalize the conversation surrounding mental health issues and detailed the creation of the Live Free 999 Fund, her charity aimed to help youth who struggle with various mental illnesses and the stigmas surrounding them. The organization was officially launched back in April following Juice WRLD’s tragic death from an accidental overdose. He was just 21 years old at the time of his passing on December 8, 2019.

“Jarad and I often had frank discussions about his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression,” Carmella wrote in her letter. “I think he felt comfortable being

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Toni Cornell Launches Education Initiative, Shares Letter About Addiction

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Toni Cornell knows how it feels to lose someone to addiction. And she wants to make sure its never a reality for others.

On Friday morning, Cornell — the daughter of legendary Soundgarden leader Chris Cornell — and her brother Christopher launched “Stop the Stigma: Tackling the Stigma of Addiction through Education,” a national education initiative in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum and the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. Her mission: Make addiction a part of education for young people.

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The 16-year-old activist will be hosting guests on her forum at stopstigma.org, with her first being Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Nora Volkow. Listen here.

In addition to her announcement, Cornell shared a letter explaining the pain she felt losing her father in 2017, and touches on

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