VERIFY: Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Breaking down past rulings from the potential Supreme Court nominee

VERIFY: Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Breaking down past rulings from the potential Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON — The Verify team spoke with two legal experts to gain insight on the most meaningful legal cases considered by Amy Coney Barrett, the front-runner to be nominated by President Donald Trump as the replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Specifically, the Verify team digs into cases on gun rights and abortion. Sources: Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkely Law School Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc Vs. Kristina Box, Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health, et al. , 2019 Gun Rights : On social media, there is no shortage of posts about Barrett’s legal history, relating to her support of the Second Amendment. “Amy Coney Barrett wants to give guns rights to felons,” wrote one user on Twitter. "So there’s that in her favor." The Verify team was able to identify that this claim was based on her dissent in the 2019 case, Kanter V. Barr . This legal dispute centered on a Wisconsin man named Rickey Kanter, who plead guilty to one count of Medicare fraud. As a result, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Victoria Nourse, a law professor at Georgetown Law School said Barrett wrote a strongly-worded dissent that was a "very pro-Second Amendment position." Barrett began her dissent with the following: "History is consistent with common sense: It demonstrates that legislatures have the power to prohibit dangerous people from possessing guns. But that power extends only to people who are dangerous.” In this dissent, Barrett argued that gun […]

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