Amy Coney Barrett Receives $2 Million Advance for Book Deal: Report

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has reportedly signed a book deal securing an advance of $2 million.

According to Politico, which quoted three sources with knowledge of the deal, Barrett will write about how judges should not bring their personal feelings into their decision-making.

The deal is likely the highest for a supreme court justice and the biggest amount since book deals won by Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor, one industry source told Politico.

During her hearing to be confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017, Barrett’s Catholic faith was a point of contention for Democrats who pressed her on how she would rule on certain cases having to do with Roe v. Wade, the Second Amendment, and the Affordable Care Act.

Barrett, like the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said she would not offer “previews” on specific cases, according to The Hill.

Barrett commented on her personal beliefs when asked if she considered herself an “orthodox Catholic.”

“If you’re asking whether I take my faith seriously and I’m a faithful Catholic, I am,” Barrett said. “Although I would stress that my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge.”

According to the same Politico report, former Attorney General William Barr has also recently sold a book about his time at the Justice Department.

 

 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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