Local officials react to nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Local officials react to nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett meets with Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Sept. 30, 2020 at the Capitol in Washington. The nomination of Indiana judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has delighted Republicans and dismayed Democrats. In 2017, Barrett, 48, was nominated by President Donald Trump to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Barrett, of South Bend, graduated from and later taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Barrett was a clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative and a firm believer of strict interpretation of the Constitution to guide laws. As she sets out on her judicial career, Barrett is energizing conservatives as someone who will follow Scalia’s footsteps. How her Catholic beliefs might guide her legal views became a focus for some Democrats during her confirmation hearings to the 7th Circuit. That prompted Republicans to accuse Democrats of seeking to impose a religious test on Barrett’s fitness for the job. If appointed to the Supreme court, Barrett would replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18. “Judge Barrett’s compelling combination of experience and intellect would serve our country well on the Supreme Court bench, adding another healthy dose of Hoosier hospitality to our nation’s capital,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb in a statement. The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has delighted Republicans and dismayed Democrats. “If the Senate does what it is supposed to, she is very qualified,” […]

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