top of page
  • Ashley Baker

Probing Nominees’ Positions on Constitutional Rights, Church-State Separation Is Not Religious Perse

In regard to today's media mentions, we plead guilty to the following:

Religious Right organizations and conservative media outlets have been slamming Democratic senators over their questioning of Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal appeals court judge. At least one right-wing critic accused Democratic senators of “persecuting” Barrett for her “Catholic faithfulness” and said senators were essentially declaring 'Catholics need not apply'...

...Two years [prior to Chief Justice John Roberts' confirmation], the Committee for Justice ran an ad attacking senators who opposed the confirmation of appeals court nominee William Pryor, featuring a courthouse with a sign hanging from the door reading “Catholics Need Not Apply..."

It seems that in his defense of church-state separation, the author has forgotten that church-state separation also applied to judicial nominations. Read more in The Huffington Post.

bottom of page