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Barrett Testimony Demonstrates Her Intellect and Principles

The following is the statement of Committee for Justice president Curt Levey on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett:

Washington, D.C. — After two days of answering questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Barrett has clearly demonstrated several things. One is the reason why her intellect and character is widely admired across the legal community. Another is her commitment to textualism and originalism, principles of judicial interpretation that require that our Constitution and other laws be objectively interpreted as written.

Now that Judge Barrett's impressive performance at the hearings has shown us exactly what kind of justice President Trump nominated, it is high time Joe Biden tells us what kind of justices he would nominate by releasing his own list of potential Supreme Court nominees, as the president has done.

As the hearings progressed this week, many Democrats on the Judiciary Committee increasingly turned to making speeches rather than engaging in serious questioning of Judge Barrett, making it apparent that they realized her confirmation is now virtually assured.

However, that did not stop Committee Democrats from attempting to paint Judge Barrett as someone the American people should be frightened of, as is their tendency with Republican Supreme Court nominees. In particular, Democrats tried to portray Barrett as a judge who will let her Catholic faith and personal beliefs about the sanctity of life interfere with her ability to objectively interpret the law.