Well, he definitely has a type, eh, folks?
Let’s cut right to the chase – the same people who are so paranoid about Sharia Law don’t seem to say much when Evangelicals attempt to create Evangelical Law. President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. And she is an interesting choice, to put it nicely.
The AFJ Nominee Report on Amy Coney Barrett reads, “Stunningly, Barrett has asserted that judges should not follow the law or the Constitution when it conflicts with their personal religious beliefs.
In fact, Barrett has said that judges should be free to put their personal views ahead of their judicial oath to faithfully follow the law. This position is antithetical to the fair and impartial functioning of the federal judiciary.
Moreover, Barrett has said that judges should not be bound by stare decisis, the doctrine that requires them to follow well-settled law. Barrett’s extreme view on stare decisis threatens the very foundation of our common law tradition.”
The AFJ president, Nan Aron, had this to say about the nominee:
“Amy Coney Barrett is a judicial nominee the likes of which we have rarely seen: a person who believes and has stated that judges can and should put their personal beliefs ahead of the law and Constitution when carrying out their duties. Specifically, Barrett has written that judges should put their religious faith ahead of the law in certain cases. She also has written that judges should not have to abide by precedent if they disagree with how past cases were decided. These views are so contrary to our system of democracy and justice that, in our view, they clearly disqualify her for the federal bench.”
Choice of religion aside, that should terrify any American citizen who values the freedom of our country.