As Democrats continue to direct their ire against the Supreme Court, Justice Amy Coney Barrett made a statement on Sunday. She emphasized that the high court is NOT a partisan organization, unlike what the public is making it appear to be.
Barrett: Supreme Court decisions are not results-oriented
After the Supreme Court agreed with some of the Republican-backed agendas over the past weeks, the court is receiving extreme backlash from Democrat lawmakers and supporters.
This recent backlash prompted Barrett to speak out when she made her remarks at University of Louisville on Sunday. According to Justice Barrett, her goal is to assure the public that the Supreme Court is not a partisan organization.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. https://t.co/gd5YuBi5Yx
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Barrett also mentioned that the press and reports circulating across social media made it appear as if the decisions of the Supreme Court are only results-oriented, but that is not the case.
The justice added that at times, she also does not favor the results of the decisions she makes. Yet, it is not for her to say that the decisions should be based on what she wants. Barrett emphasized that political parties are different from judicial philosophies.
The comments made by Barrett, the youngest member of the Supreme Court, came after the court received extreme backlash from Democrats. The criticism received by the high court is related to its recent decisions, particularly about the Texas abortion law.
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats want to expand the courts to “fix” the problem
Meanwhile, Democrat lawmakers were quick to voice their anger against the court. For instance, far-left Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York pledged that SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade. This is false, due to the fact that the ruling was merely procedural and did not touch on Roe v. Wade.
Ocasio-Cortez likewise urged her fellow Democrats to expand the Supreme Court or get rid of the filibuster, unless they want to “sacrifice” the rights, lives, and millions of bodies of “people” in exchange for Republican rule.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested her fellow liberals need to play rough like Republicans and pack the top court after conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed.
“Expand the court," AOC tweeted.https://t.co/3mLjL0mTyc
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 27, 2020
Ed Markey, a Democrat Senator from Massachusetts, echoed the same remarks, adding that the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. He likewise noted that the Democrat Party has the means to “fix” the issue by expanding the court or eliminating the filibuster.
Markey also claimed that the Democrats have to restore the balance to the Supreme Court after Trump “stole the seats”. On the other hand, Barrett addressed the bipartisan comments by stating criticism on the merits of the Supreme Court’s decisions is welcomed.
However, she wants to combat the comments stating that the justices are working in some form of partisan prejudice. Barrett emphasized that the claim the court is flawed is different from saying that they are a partisan organization, adding that people have to realize the court is working separately on its own terms.