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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EDITORIAL: Court nomination should wait on vote of the people | Opinion

President Trump introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday as his nominee to the Supreme Court, calling her “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds.” And while that may be true, now – with just five weeks before a national election in which the president could be denied a second term and control of the Senate could flip to the Democrats – is no time to be filling a vacancy on the high court.

Certainly, elections have consequences as the Democrats were reminded when the president made good on his word to appoint conservative jurists to the bench. Trump’s appointment and the Senate’s approval of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh solidified the philosophical bearing of the court on the right. If Barrett, who subscribes to the same kind of conservative judicial philosophy as her onetime mentor Justice Antonin Scalia, were to be seated, she would be taking

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