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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 04:48 PM

Hearings Exposed Barrett As Hardcore RW Activist: Return US To Pre- New Deal & Civil Rts Mvmt Era

'Confirmation Hearings Exposed Barrett as a Hardcore Rightwing Activist. Her goal on the court will be to drive America back to the days before the New Deal and the civil rights movement. Common Dreams, Oct. 21, 2020.



The confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett is over. All that remains now is the final vote on her nomination, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican, KY has scheduled for the week of October 26. Barrett’s full embrace of originalism is bad enough. But when compounded with her position on precedent, her outlook on the role of judges is nothing short of incendiary. The outcome, of course, was always predestined. Barring a miracle of biblical proportions matching Barrett’s personal religious zealotry, she will be seated as the 115th Justice of our country’s top judicial body.

The conventional wisdom is that Barrett’s confirmation hearing was a “vapid and hollow charade,” as Justice Elena Kagan described the contemporary confirmation process in a 1995 law review article, written long before her own elevation to the high tribunal. “The safest and surest route to the prize,” Kagan observed, is to alternate “platitudinous statement[s] and judicial silence.” For the most part, Barrett hewed closely to the script. Throughout the 4-day ordeal, she bobbed and weaved, promising to “enforce the rule of law” and leave “policy decisions and value judgments to the political branches” of government.

In accordance with the game plan of revealing only the bare minimum about her views, purportedly to avoid prejudging pending litigation, Barrett declined to disclose her positions on a host of critical issues, ranging from abortion and Obamacare to same-sex marriage, LBGTQ rights, and mail-in voting. Barrett refused to answer questions about whether the Constitution requires a peaceful transfer of power, or if a President can pardon himself for federal crimes.

She also refused to say if she believed in climate change, remarking, “I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial.” And, as expected, she declined to recuse herself from deliberating on any legal challenges to the 2020 presidential election that reach the Supreme Court..When it comes to her views on the legal philosophy of “originalism” and the importance of respecting legal precedent,

Barrett exposed herself as a hardcore rightwing activist who will diligently use her lifetime appointment on the court to drive America back to the days before the New Deal and the civil rights movement...

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/21/confirmation-hearings-exposed-barrett-hardcore-rightwing-activist

~ Coney Barrett will replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, like Clarence Thomas replaced Thurgood Marshall..Think on that.

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BeckyDem Oct 22 #1

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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 08:43 AM

1. Nightmare.

Anti-women reproductive rights, anti-union, anti-science, anti-voters rights.

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