The graduates of the Ivy League thus emerge with a highly regarded credential, a stellar network, but also with many common assumptions, habits, and expectations. Barrett is not part of that world.
Dragging Roosevelt into the Barrett nomination even to criticize Democrats about prevenient court packing confers upon them a dignity that their evasive and deceitful conduct does not deserve.
Our founders fought a revolution to resist the centralization of power in a single branch.
How senators might question “a Muslim woman nominated to SCOTUS.”
Our republic is suffering many dysfunctions. Among these, it has devolved into a gerontocracy—a fancy word for rule by the old.
Courts are interfering in voter laws throughout the states. The bottom line is that state legislatures have the responsibility and the right to defend their constitutional authority.
Barrett could ensure that the admirable ideal that animated Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career—equality before the law regardless of sex—is more and more fully realized.
What the Left resents, loathes even, is that someone like Amy Coney Barrett dares to live out a belief system that is in defiance of their own.
Amy Coney Barrett may well hold the fate of our nation in her hands. Let us hope and pray that she is up to the challenge.
Those advocating a 15-justice court should heed the words of the late justice and drop this idea for good.
In legal terms, we are seeing a growing nullification movement on the Left.
Republicans are almost certain to confirm an outstanding judge. But a simmering anti-Catholicism threatens to break through.
The Left is going to find Amy Coney Barrett a tough nut to attack. She is smart, pleasant, and competent. Her personal history is an open book of service and commitment.
Democrats will be desperate to throw everything they can at the Senate’s walls to see what sticks in a mad rush to stop Judge Barrett from ascending to the highest court in the land. Happily, none of it will work, nor should it.
We salute Trump for appointing a real believer to the high court. The stakes are nothing short of who we are as a people.
What she actually did was to prioritize religious liberty.
The nominee on the president’s shortlist who is the easiest to confirm to this particular vacancy is by definition the wrong nominee, and the GOP consultant class knows that.
Politically, committee hearings in the coming weeks are a dangerous minefield for Democrats.
With instructions like this, one can be forgiven for doubting that institutional conservatism wants to win.
A civilized discussion of abortion would be a preferable backdrop to the election than the Democrats’ continued desperate effort to maintain public hysteria over the coronavirus.