Meet Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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Background:

  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant jurist in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Since 2017 she has served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, participating in over 500 cases
  • After graduating summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, she clerked for Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court
  • Prior to becoming a federal judge, Barrett spent 15 years as a full-time law professor at Notre Dame Law School with scholarship focused on originalism, stare decisis, and statutory interpretation
  • On the 7th Circuit, Judge Barrett has been involved with three abortion cases, one involving a ban on eugenic discriminatory abortions, another involving the free speech rights of protestors outside abortion clinics, and another involving parental notification
  • Judge Barrett is 48 years old, Catholic, and is married to Jesse who is also an attorney and former federal prosecutor
  • She is the mother to 7 children (ranging from 16 to 5), including two children adopted from Haiti and a son with special needs
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Abortion:

In Garza v. Hargan, Judge Kavanaugh forcefully rejected the ACLU’s assertion of a new constitutional right of abortion on-demand for illegal immigrant minors in U.S. custody. Kavanaugh concluded that requiring the Trump Administration to assist the teenage immigrant in getting an abortion would fail to recognize the government’s “permissible interest in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion.” [Read More…]

In Priests for Life v. HHS, Judge Kavanaugh refused to apply Obamacare’s burdensome HHS abortifacient mandate to religious entities and was later vindicated by the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh wrote that the mandate regulations “substantially burden the religious organizations’ exercise of religion because the regulations require the organizations to take an action contrary to their sincere religious beliefs . . . or else pay significant monetary penalties.” [Read More…]

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