The Notre Dame professor and appellate judge, Amy Coney Barrett, has long been one of the top Republican names in the justice system of the United States of America. That she became the top Supreme Court nominee chosen by US President Donald Trump comes as no surprise to anyone.
Amy Coney Barrett is a mother of seven children and has served as a law clerk under the previous Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Barrett is now 48 years old and is on the line to become a finalist for the Supreme Court Justice spot, which previously went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. The nomination is being discussed behind closed doors with the president of the United States, according to the sources cited by news agency CNN.
The far-right senators, voters, and candidates are very happy with her possible nomination. She has always shown her strong belief as a Catholic, and her writings on her faith and the law proved that. Many Conservatives who are religious are excited to know that Barrett is up for nomination. Democratic senators like Dianne Feinstein have called out displeasure in the nomination because, according to her, that is a strong dogma with Amy Barrett, which might prejudice her point of view when it comes to the world of law.
Considering she is a strong placeholder for far-right conservative Christian values, Trump is considering her as a successor to the recently vacated seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many liberal advocates and senators are gearing up to oppose this nomination, warning that she will be a catastrophe for the Affordable Care Act that is currently in place, causing devastating consequences for the general public in the United States.
Their reasons are, the religious views of Amy Coney Barrett will influence her rulings when she becomes a permanent placeholder as the Supreme Court Justice.
Barrett has, however, reported that her faith does not interfere with her commitment to the law. The many Senate hearings appointments happening in the near future, which involve President Trump, will not be in any way partial.
Barrett’s Views Regarding 2nd Amendment, Abortion, And Immigration
All three topics are hot button issues in the current political scenario. Ever since Amy Barrett has joined the appellate bench, she has become a very cautious jurist. She understands that there is a lot of political and media focus on her during the Supreme Court confirmation process. But she has not shied away from establishing her conservative faith beliefs when talking about these issues.
A 7th circuit panel last year included her, which ended up with her disagreeing with everybody else on the bench. The issue present was that a man was found guilty of Mail fraud. This prohibited him from possessing a firearm. Being the only dissenting voice in the 7th panel of judges, Barrett had to say that although legislatures do have the power to stop dangerous people from accessing guns, this power should only extend to people who are violent or dangerous. They should not be used to bar felons from trying to access firearms just because they were convicted of a crime. She also added that this ban would make the Second Amendment as a second class right, even if it is constitutional.
Another 7th circuit panel discussion of the Trump policy targeting disadvantaged green card applicants also was opposed by Barrett. In this policy, the disadvantaged green card applicants would be able to apply for public assistance if they needed it, and the Trump policy was trying to stop that from happening.
But she was the only one who disagreed with the rest of the panel and said that the Trump policy should be in place. She added that the interpretation of the Trump administration was not at all unreasonable. The rest of the bench concluded that she had not considered the possibility that many immigrants will become a victim of the new rule if it came into place, even if they had no fault of their own. She has also been a vocal opponent of abortion rights and is expected to outlaw and prevent abortion.