Amy Coney Barrett's Judicial Philosophy: Here's what Democrats are missing

October 13, 2020

The following op-ed by CFJ president Curt Levey was published in Fox News:

 

The Democrats have been doing a lot of projecting recently. Consider their worry that President Trump will refuse to accept the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

 

Now they are projecting their "living Constitution" judicial philosophy onto Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

 

Democrats and their allies worry that Judge Barrett, a devout Catholic, will impose her personal values and beliefs on the law. That's exactly what Democrats want the progressive judges they appoint to do. So it's a classic case of projection.

 

While the left is panicking that Barrett, if confirmed, will lead the Supreme Court to repeal Roe v. Wade and otherwise enact the teachings of the Catholic Church, the truth is that Judge Barrett is a committed textualist who can be counted on to interpret statutes and the Constitution as written...  

 

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