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10.23.20

Democrats’ Threats To Norms And Institutions Predate Judge Barrett’s Nomination

Regardless Of Their Rhetoric Now, Senate Democrats Have Been Threatening The Independence Of The Supreme Court And The Norms And Traditions Of The Senate Long Before This Year's Supreme Court Vacancy SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Now, I believe the Senate majority is on the precipice of making a colossal and historic mistake by rushing this nomination through the Senate only eight days before a national election after 50 million Americans have already voted, the Republican major… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Judge Barrett’s Colleagues Laud Her ‘Impressive Intellect’ And Exemplary Character

Throughout Her Career, From St. Mary's Dominican High School To The Notre Dame Law School Faculty, Judge Barrett's Peers And Professional Colleagues Are Unfailingly Impressed With Her 'Exceptional Qualities' Including 'The Depth And Breadth Of Her Legal Mind' And Her 'Fairness, Decency, Generosity, And Hard Work' Notre Dame Faculty Colleagues: 'Judge Barrett Stands Out, On A Par In Her Abilities With The Most Distinguished And Influential [High Court Judges In The World],' 'Amy Coney Barre… Continue Reading


10.22.20

New Polling Affirms A Majority Of Americans Support Confirming Judge Barrett

The Latest Polling Continues To Show Majorities Or Pluralities Of Americans Support The Senate Confirming Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court And Again Shows A Substantial Majority Opposed To The Extreme Court-Packing Scheme Leading Democrats Are Threatening SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the floor. Their recommendation was that she be confirmed. It was unanimous…. It is supremely … Continue Reading


10.20.20

Most Americans Support Confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Polls Show Majorities Or Pluralities Of Americans Support The Senate Confirming Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court And Also Show A Substantial Majority Opposed To The Extreme Court-Packing Scheme Leading Democrats Are Threatening SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire country heard from one of the most impressive nominees for any public office in a long time. Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated that she has the deep legal expert… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Judge Barrett Is ‘A Woman Of Unassailable Integrity’ Who Will Be ‘A Role Model For Generations To Come’

Former Students And Clerks For Judge Barrett Say She 'Exhibit[s] The Rare And Unique Set Of Qualities That Make An Exemplary Judge' And Are Grateful For 'Her Compassionate Heart' While Legal Colleagues Recognize 'She Is Tailor-Made For This Job' Laura Wolk, Judge Barrett's Former Law Student And Mentee: 'Should You Confirm Amy Barrett, The Country Will Receive Something Far Greater Than Simply An Unparalleled Legal Mind,' 'She Will Serve This Country With Distinction Not Only Because Of He… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘She Is A Staggering Academic Mind’

Judge Barrett's Legal Peers Are Universally Impressed With Her, Telling The ABA 'She Is Incredibly Honest And Forthright,' 'An Intellectual Giant With People Skills And Engaging Warmth,' And Demonstrates 'Stellar Judicial Temperament In All Settings' RANDALL D. NOEL, Standing Committee On The Federal Judiciary Chair, American Bar Association: "Judge Barrett meets the highest standards of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament. It is the opinion of the ABA Standing Committe… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Democrats Distort History On The 1864 Vacancy

Democrats' Recounting Of How Abraham Lincoln Handled A Supreme Court Vacancy In 1864 Is Wrong Democrats Claim Abraham Lincoln Didn't Fill A Supreme Court Vacancy Arising Before The 1864 Election Because It Wasn't 'The Right Thing To Do' SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): "In 1864, one of the, I think political heroes, certainly of the president, I assume of you also, Mr. Vice President, is Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election and it was 27 days before the election and a seat be… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Blumenthal And Hirono Attempt To Bork Judge Barrett

'Stirring Up Fear Is The Point Of Borking': Without Evidence, Some Democrats Have Attempted To Fearmonger About Judge Barrett, Echoing Sen. Ted Kennedy's Infamous Smears Of Judge Robert Bork SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): "I think that the legacy of the Bork hearings continue to reverberate, and his name has become a verb, the borking of nominees. I think what we have seen today is an attempted borking of Judge Amy Barrett. The problem is they don't have anything in your record that they can use &… Continue Reading


10.14.20

FLASHBACK: Elena Kagan’s Career As A Political Operative

Kagan Worked '14 Hours A Day' On A Liberal Senate Campaign, Conducted Opposition Research For A Democrat Presidential Campaign, And Worked 'To Score Points Against The Republican Congress' Sen. Klobuchar voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. (PN1768, Elena Kagan Nomination, Confirmed 63-37: D 56-1; R 5-36; I 2-0, 8/05/2010, Klobuchar voted Yea) 1980: Worked On Senate Campaign Of Noted Liberal Rep. Elizabeth Hotzman When Democratic Rep. Holtzman lost in 1980, Kagan believed… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Democrats Are Still Embracing ‘Dark Money’

In Spite Of Democrats' Conspiratorial Denunciations Of 'Dark Money' Groups Weighing In On Judicial Nominations, Senate Democrats Are Once More Working Side-By-Side With Deep-Pocketed Far-Left 'Dark Money' Organizations SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI): "Why does so much special interest dark money surround the [Supreme] Court?" (U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hearing, 9/22/2020) WHITEHOUSE: "This has the earmar… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Judge Barrett On Impartiality: ‘It’s Never Appropriate For A Judge To Impose That Judge’s Personal Convictions’

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Repeatedly Demonstrated Her Commitment To Judicial Independence And Impartiality, Saying 'One Of The Most Important Responsibilities Of A Judge Is To Put Their Personal Preferences And Their Personal Beliefs Aside Because Our Responsibility Is To Adhere To The Rule Of Law' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "But I think that your concern is that because I critiqued the statutory reasoning that I'm hostile to the ACA, and that because I'm hostile to the ACA that I would decide… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Judge Barrett Adheres To The Ginsburg Standard

When Asked By Senators To Discuss Cases That Might Come Before The Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg Said She Could Offer 'No Hints, No Forecasts, No Previews' And When Asked To Review Prior Cases, Justice Kagan Said 'Essentially Grading Past Cases' 'Would Be Inappropriate' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "So Senator, I do want to be forthright and answer every question so far as I can. I think, on that question, you know, I'm going to invoke Justice Kagan's description, which is perfectly put. When s… Continue Reading


10.13.20

‘We Are All Originalists’

Democrats Always Attempt To Misleadingly Characterize Originalism, But It Is So Mainstream In The Legal Community That Even Justices Kagan And Ginsburg Referred To Themselves As Originalists SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "You said you are an orginialist, is that true? What does that mean in English?..." JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "In English. Ok, so in English that means that I interpret the Constitution as a law. That I interpret its text as text. And I unde… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Judiciary Committee’s Schedule For A Vote On Judge Barrett’s Nomination Keeps With Precedent

Since Hearings For Supreme Court Nominations Began In 1916, Of 51 Nominees Who Were Confirmed By The Senate, Half Had A Vote In The Judiciary Committee Within 7 Or Fewer Days Of The End Of Their Hearings Since Supreme Court Nomination Hearings Began in 1916, The Senate Judiciary Committee Voted On The Nomination In One Week Or Less Following A Nominee's Final Hearing Day 26 Times 1 DAY: Justice Brett Kavanaugh's final hearing day was on September 27, 2018 and his Senate Judiciary Committee … Continue Reading


10.12.20

Sen. Durbin’s Selective Amnesia

Durbin Laments The Increasing Partisanship Around Supreme Court Nominations But Ignores His Own Leading Role Shattering A Number Of Senate Precedents That Have Made Judicial Nominations Much More Partisan SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): "It has been recounted earlier that Justice Ginsburg was approved by the Senate by a 96-3 vote. This icon of liberal thinking, advocate for the ACLU, 96-3 before the United States Senate. And then, Antonin Scalia, on the opposite polar end of the political spectrum, ap… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Democrats’ Hysterical Health Care Claims ‘Collapse Under The Slightest Examination’

Judge Barrett Has Never Ruled On Obamacare And Though Democrats Are Presenting The Illusion Of A Near-Certain Outcome In The Pending Court Case, Legal Experts Across The Ideological Spectrum Dismiss That Idea As "Ridiculous" SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One of the pre-selected scare tactics is that Judge Barrett is out to steal Americans' healthcare coverage. That's the claim: This mother of seven, including multiple children who were born or adopted facing pre-existing medic… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Minds Made Up: Senate Democrats Already Announced Their Opposition To Judge Barrett

Numerous Senate Democrats Announced They Will Oppose Judge Barrett's Nomination Before The Hearings Even Began Several Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Declared Their Opposition To Judge Barrett The Very Day The Was Nominated SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: "I will continue to fight on behalf of the people and strongly oppose the president's nomination." (Sen. Harris, Press Release, 9/26/2020) SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Senate Judiciary Committee Me… Continue Reading


10.12.20

ABA Rates Judge Barrett ‘Well-Qualified’ To Serve As Associate Justice Of Supreme Court

Top Dems: 'The ABA Evaluation Has Been The Gold Standard By Which Judicial Candidates Are Judged' AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION on Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by the President to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As you know, the Standing Committee confines its evaluation to the qua… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Professional Colleagues ‘Can Think Of No Better Person To Serve As An Associate Justice On The Supreme Court’ Than Judge Barrett

Those Who Have Worked Closely With Judge Barrett Know Her As A 'Role Model Who Is So Unfailingly Talented, Generous, And Kind' And 'Proved To Be One Of [Notre Dame Law School's] Most Stellar Appointments Across Every Dimension,' Declare Her 'Highly Qualified By Every Relevant Measure' And Say Quite Simply, 'Amy Coney Barrett Is The Best Of Us' Judge Barrett's Former Law Clerks: 'We Unreservedly Agree-Despite Our Differing Backgrounds, Beliefs, And Views-That Amy Coney Barrett Will Be An E… Continue Reading


10.09.20

‘Very Common’: SCOTUS Nominees Supplementing Their Committee Questionnaires Is Completely Routine

The Last Six Justices Confirmed To The Court, Nominated By Presidents Of Both Parties, Have All Submitted Supplemental Materials To The Senate Judiciary Committee Chief Justice John Roberts And Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, And Brett Kavanaugh All Submitted Supplemental Material To Their Original Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaires Then-Judge John Roberts submitted a supplemental response to the Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire on August … Continue Reading

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